May your Holidays and traditions be meaningful and filled with the true gifts of the season.
Our wish for 2013 is for a year of peace, love, hope, and healing.
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|HALLOWEEN FUN CD
Looking for the perfect CD for Halloween? "Halloween Fun" will delight your children, and you will appreciate the high quality. Includes songs, poems and not-so-scary sounds. Songs encourage safety too! Guide with lyrics included.
|[Feet shoulder width apart/Bend those knees/And bounce up and down….Jump, jump, jump]||Homologous Movement Pattern
Involves symmetrical movement of both feet and hands at the same time. It supports and stimulates development of the limbic system (emotions, relationships, organization). ¹
|[Up on your toes….down on your heels…toes up/March on those heels]||Elongating the calf muscle by lengthening and shortening it activates the brain stem and helps with focus. ²|
|[Feet flat, march on the spot/Knees high]||Contralateral Movement Pattern|
|[Jump, jump, jump, Veggie Power!]||Jumping is an important skill. Children need to learn to bounce first, then push off with both feet, knees bent, to propel themselves upwards. ¹|
|[Jumping jacks]||Homologous Movement Pattern
Jumping jacks involve symmetrical movement of arms and legs, helping develop a sense of the upper and lower halves of the body.
|[Jogging on the spot/ Feet wide apart…/Feet back together]||Contralateral Movement Pattern
Jogging with feel wide apart and then back together develops body awareness through varying movements and changing speed.
|[Arms out in front, bend arms in towards your chest/Roll one arm over the other]||Contralateral Movement Pattern
Here is a simple movement sequence involving the cross-lateral movement of rolling the arms in a variety of different spaces (i.e., in front of the body, over the head, down the side, and down to the toes).
|[Hop on one foot/Hop forward/…hop back/…hope on the spot with eyes closed]||Homologous Movement Pattern
Hopping is a fundamental movement skill. Hopping on one foot allows the body to learn to shift weight and to balance.
|[…climb up a really tall ladder/Reach high with your arms]||Contralateral Movement Pattern
Here are movements involving the coordination and working-together of limbs. They allow children the opportunity to imagine and explore, while orienting their bodies in different spaces.
|[…arms out to your side/…spin around in little circles….spin the other way/…wiggle your arms up and down]||Spinning is a natural movement for children. When the body moves, the brain records that information and forms its own understanding of what it feels like to be in and out of balance. The brain is craving these kinds of movements in order to stimulate the Vestibular System (eye-ear connection) and establish its sense of balance. ³|
|[Touch opposite hand to opposite ankle]||Contralateral Movement Pattern|
|[Reach your hands way up….And start jumping]||Homologous Movement Pattern
As children listen and move to music, millions of brain neurons are firing and connecting with other neurons. What a terrific way to build a healthy brain and body!
||When I was growing up Labor Day was considered the end of
summer. We closed the lazy, hazy days
with picnics and family gatherings. We
were told it was not correct to wear white shoes or dresses after Labor Day,
and the biggest change was that school began the very next day. Out came our new Fall clothing, we covered our
books with brown paper bags, and we prepared for the long structured school
days ahead. What began as a Federal
Holiday in 1894 to recognize the economic and social contributions of workers
soon became a day to celebrate the transition to back to school. We reunited with class mates who had been
away, planned after-school activities, and attended football and basketball
games. It was all good.|
Today, in many parts of the country, back-to-school begins earlier than Labor Day -and white is worn all year long if we want to! It’s different, but yet the same. We still enjoy Labor Day with friends and family, vacations come to a close, and school time is back in full swing and once again the focus of family life. It has its own sense of excitement and purpose. Choosing our school supplies and meeting our new teachers is a time charged with excitement.
Stores feature backpacks and school supplies from pencils to calculators and computers, and some even offer free haircuts! Colorful and unique book covers decorate the aisles, but we may not even use print the same way; books and lessons plans may be electronic. Different, but the same, we still have the goal of educating our children, and helping them to grow and to thrive.
Kimbo CDs and DVDs are not seasonal, they meet your needs all year long, but back-to-school is exciting for Kimbo too!We know that curriculum-based products such as “Moving to Math” and “Science Songs”, and “Rockin’ Reading Readiness”promote learning through music and movement, and will be especially in demand. Also, kids will need more structured physical activity to refresh their brains – there’s less time to play and move around.“Bean Bag Boogie”, “Rockin’ Aerobics” and“Dancin’ Feet Fever” will get students up and moving and better able to learn.
From summertime to back-to-school, Kimbo has 100’s of CDs for every purpose. From “Car Songs” to “Shakin’the Chute”, Kimbo has it all, whether you purchase a download or a physical CD. Shop the Kimbo web site, www.kimboed.com for Back-to-School, and enjoy the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 3rd.