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Movement and Music: Books For Kids

This list of the best kids books about movement is sure to include a new favorite for the voracious young reader in your life! From Plinka Plinka Ting Ting to Bounce and Jiggle there's something here for everyone's tastes. Do you have a favorite book about movement? Let us know!

Plinka Plinka Ting Ting book
#1
Plinka Plinka Ting Ting
Written and illustrated by Emma Garcia
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Ting ting, boom boom, pata pata. Maracas shake, cymbals crash, and the kazoo goes WHA WOO. Every page in this music box of a book invites children to pick up an instrument and play a tune. They'll love joining in and making a joyful noise!

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes ... book
#2
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes ...
Written and illustrated by Annie Kubler
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

An illustrated version of the song which identifies parts of the body. On board pages.

The Wheels on the Bus book
#3
The Wheels on the Bus
Written and illustrated by Annie Kubler
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-2

This award winning series has been specifically designed for babies. A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps muscle development.

Ring Around a Rosie book
#4
Ring Around a Rosie
Written and illustrated by Annie Kubler
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

Presents an illustrated version of the classic nursery rhyme, with words and music.

Ten Little Fingers book
#5
Ten Little Fingers
Written and illustrated by Annie Kubler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

An illustrated board book with words and music to a song celebrating all the things a child can make ten fingers do, including shutting them up tight and opening them wide.

  1. I'm a Little Teapot! - Presents the lyrics to the nursery rhyme along with illustrations featuring children acting out the motions indicated by the song. On board pages.

  2. Wiggle and Move - Features five songs and activities that encourage interaction between parent and baby. On board pages.

  3. If You're Happy and You Know It - The words to a familiar nursery song encourage babies and their parents to have fun together. On board pages.

  4. Roadman Boogie - The Roadman holds the stop-go sign as traffic passes by. He's hot and bored so starts to dance, making people smile. The weather turns quite stormy, the river floods the road. Traffic builds up behind his stop-go sign, what can the Roadman do? Why a giant Roadman Boogie ball! A great story to stomp and dance to.

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! book
#10
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!
Written and illustrated by Annie Kubler
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-2

This award winning series has been specifically designed for babies. A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps muscle development.

Bounce and Jiggle book
#11
Bounce and Jiggle
Written and illustrated by Sanja Re
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

Features five songs and activities that encourage interaction between parent and baby. On board pages.

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