From A to Z with Energy!: 26 Ways to Move and Play (Hardcover)

From A to Z with Energy!: 26 Ways to Move and Play By Connie Bergstein Dow, Gareth Llewhellin (Illustrator) Cover Image
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An award-winning alphabet book that encourages playful movement and learning.

“Skate along the Ice for I! For J we Jam and Jive. K’s for Kicking as you swim and float and splash and dive.”

Watch the alphabet come to life as children run and twirl and jump and play and learn their way through the ABCs! Combining movement and learning, this imaginative alphabet book teaches young learners not only how to move from A to Z but also how to creatively have fun as they stay active and keep their bodies healthy and strong.

The book includes a special section for parents and educators with tips for using movement to teach problem-solving, listening, and other social and emotional skills.

About the Author

Connie Bergstein Dow has an MFA from the University of Michigan and is the author One, Two, What Can I Do? Dance and Music for the Whole Day; Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn! Enriching Movement Activities for Preschoolers; From A to Z with Energy; and Tap and Rap, Move and Groove. She has also written a preschool teacher handbook for WeTHRIVE! with movement activities that address the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards for language arts and mathematics and contributed to the development of a dance curriculum for the Ohio Department of Education Model Arts Curriculum. Connie has also written articles for Highlights High Five, Teaching Young Children and Young Children (NAEYC), and Early Childhood News. She divides her time between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Boulder, Colorado.

Praise For…

2022 NYC Big Book Award, Distinguished Favorite, Picture Books, Ages 4–8

2021 Story Monsters Approved!, Health and Wellness & Picture Books (Ages 3–8) Nonfiction categories 

“The book’s lively rhyming alphabet rhythm and vibrant illustrations, featuring a diverse cast of children enjoying a wide range of activities, will have everyone dancing, twirling, jumping, skipping—in short, exercising with an enthusiastic E! Parents, teachers, and caregivers will appreciate the section for adults, which includes the ‘science’ of staying active and fun activities to get everyone moving!”
— Kelly Bennett, award-winning author and educator

From A to Z with Energy! is a delightfully creative and thoroughly engaging MUST-HAVE experience for all very young children, their siblings, friends, parents, and teachers. Connie Dow, highly respected in the field of early childhood dance education, has produced another gem for her priceless collection of resources for early childhood education facilitators. The author’s passion for her subject and her utmost respect for her young followers spring from the pages and will entice even the most reluctant to join in the dance!”
— Anne Dunkin, Ph.D., author of Dancing in Your School: A Guide for Preschool and Elementary School Teachers

From A to Z with Energy by Connie Bergstein Dow is a really terrific book for young families and teachers of young children. With its emphasis on having fun and incorporating play into every day, the book is a great way to help build exercise and activity into a daily habit. The illustrations are fun and I can imagine that this book will be often requested by children for reading and rereading again and again. What a great book!”
— Thane Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo director and author

Product Details
ISBN: 9781631982996
ISBN-10: 1631982990
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: April 9th, 2019
Pages: 40
Language: English