Using books that invite movement with preschool students is a fun and playful way to incorporate a variety of speech and language goals.
When the movement is incorporated into the story, you allow the child to DO rather than be told what to do. The instructions are inherent in the text, making it a very meaningful and motivating activity for the child!
Some books are better than others for getting kids moving in therapy sessions. I have complied by TOP 20 list!
Seasonal Repetitive Gross Motor Books by Anna Dalziel
Shake a Leg by Constance Allen - watch it on Youtube here.
Dance by Matthew Van Fleet - watch it on YouTube here
We're going on a Bear Hunt by Micheal Rosen & Helen Oxenbury - watch it on YouTube here,
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig and Marc Brown - watch it on YouTube here
Wiggle by Doreen Cronin. Watch it on Youtube
The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long - Watch it on Youtube
Jump by Scott M. Fischer - Watch it on YouTube
Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner - Watch it on YouTube
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle - Watch it on YouTube
Move! By Robin Page - Watch it on YouTube
Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitton - Watch it on YouTube
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle - this is a wordless book that is so cute! - Watch it on YouTube
Keep Our Secrets by Jordan Crane - this book is heat sensitive, so you need to rub the pages to see the hidden pictures!
Stretch by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchi - Watch it on YouTube
Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner - Watch it on YouTube
It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle - Watch it on YouTube
How do you Dance? By Thyra Heder - Watch it on YouTube
Move by Lolly Hopwood
I got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison - Watch it on YouTube
Did you find any to add to your list? Let me know!