It is not hard to get youngest child to dance to music, he loves it. It is difficult to get him to actually listen to directions and dance at the same time...until we found the Up Down & All Around DVD
by Leaping Legs
. This program is a fun and creative way for adults and children to interact together. It was so much fun to review! We absolutely loved it, and youngest watches it daily!! Up Down & All Around
will keep you and your child fit by focusing on the three components of a healthy exercise program: strength, stretch and endurance. This program is accompanied by live music, so your child is enthralled the entire time. They also see kids like them completing the exercises, so they know that they are able to do it. Youngest child jumped right in when he first watched it. I also joined him, but now he does it all by himself.
This program was designed specifically for adults and kids to move together, ages two and up. These fun and silly activities also encourage adult-child interactions. You and your children/students will enhance your body awareness, gross motor skills, balance, and spatial awareness. Bonus material on this DVD focuses on creating your own movement phrases. The students pick different directions, steps and numbers out of three corresponding bags. They then put the elements together to create a short movement creation with a beginning, middle and end. Stories are written the same way: an opening paragraph, the middle paragraph supporting the idea and then the ending or concluding paragraph. Creating movement phrases can be a useful a tool for kids to kinesthetically experience a sequence of events. LeapingLegs also has an incredible series of dowloads to accompany your DVD. These resources are awesome for helping your child, so be sure to check them out! Leaping Legs is a wonderful activity for children of all ages, check out their website here! You can also Follow them on Facebook and on twitter. I am giving one reader the chance to win their own Up Down & All Around DVD, go to my Giveaway page to enter! Disclosure: The author of this blog received compensation in the form of free product in exchange for a fair and unbiased review. All opinions are 100% that of the author's.