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Story Kit for The Cat with the Crooked Tail Book-Creative Movement Book-Trinkets and Mini Objects for Books-Speech Therapy Book-OT Book

Story Kit for The Cat with the Crooked Tail Book-Creative Movement Book-Trinkets and Mini Objects for Books-Speech Therapy Book-OT Book

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Say & Play Story Kit
The Cat with the Crooked Tail
By Once Upon a Dance

What is a Story Kit?
Miniature objects that children can interact with while listening to and reading the story.
Great to use when asking questions about the story.
Effectively engage a child when retelling the story with the mini objects.

~20 corresponding mini objects!
~Compact plastic case (color may vary)
~Laminated story card to use with the objects
~Option to add the paperback book.

About the Book: This delightful story of persistence and self-acceptance highlights the value of practice, friendship, and a good attitude. Miss Merida Brown thinks her tail gets in her way, but friends help her discover the truth.

The Cat with the Crooked Tail is ideal for kids 5-7 or those who have enjoyed other books in the series. Ballerina Konora joins each page with ideas to get kids moving. Three books in one: readers can enjoy the story, act out the tale in their own way, or follow Konora’s suggested moves, designed by an award-winning ballet teacher to improve body coordination and learn dance fundamentals.

“...teaches children to step out of their comfort zone and try new things, be confident in themselves and understand that practice makes perfect.” —Reedsy

“ excellent addition to movement curricula for preschool and elementary school-aged children.” —Mary Lanni, Librarian Reviewer

Movement, technique, and dance concepts in this story include:

Pointed Toes
Body Parts and Coordination
Movement Patterns and Sequences

Themes include Friendship, Empathy, Helping Each Other, Trying New Things, Overcoming Fear, Different Abilities, Disabled Friends, Meeting New People, Making New Friends, New Experiences, Being Kind, Helping and Encouraging Others, Persistence, Perseverance, and of course, Cats and Kitties.

The Dance-It-Out books can be used as a supplement for dance or theater studio classes or camps. The Cat with the Crooked Tail pairs well with themes such as Feline Friends, Cats and Kittens, Farmyard Fun, At the Barn, Beginning Gymnastics, Movement Fair, Awesome Obstacle Courses, or Making New Friends.

Dance-It-Out! movement journeys are ideal for dance, pre-ballet, creative movement, preschool, daycare, early learning, physical education, homeschool, kindergarten, or first-grade activities. The full collection features male, female, and nongendered diverse characters. Books make a great gift for boys or girls interested in dance, ballet, gymnastics, or yoga, or reluctant readers who enjoy getting up and moving.

* It’s one thing to listen to a story, talk about a story and see the pictures. But to engage in the story with mini objects makes the story more meaningful for a child. Very helpful to support comprehension of the story.

The Say & Play Story Kits are designed to make reading more interactive and allow for a variety of language concepts to be easily addressed in speech therapy.

***Warning small parts and not intended for children under the age of three unless directly supervised.

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