Top Ten Books to Get Kids Moving by Annie Orsini and Kendra Limback

As summer approaches, I can think of nothing more appropriate on a #raisingreaders Monday than to share with you this awesome post from Nerdy Book Club. It’s got great ideas for books that get kids up and moving!
Does your family/classroom have favorite active books? I’d love to hear about them – please share in the comments below.
My kids really enjoy the Action Rhyme in every High Five magazine. Its always easy to read, illustrated with pictures of real kids doing the motions, and great for a quick “get your sillies out” whenever we’re getting antsy. I like to pull them from the magazine and keep them all together in a folder so they’re easy to find.
Hate to read and run (in one sense, anyway), but my work in progress is calling me and will be ignored no longer!
Happy reading!

Nerdy Book Club

Our days typically begin with a run (and end with a book).  Finding time to be physically active with families to love, students to teach, and books to read is an ongoing challenge.  We often find ourselves up at 5:15 a.m. running and, in Kendra’s case, yoga-ing.  Running gives us time to be alone with our profound (and more often trivial) thoughts.  We put our day together and find our focus as our feet pound the pavement.  Sometimes, running lets us laugh and spend time with a friend.  Running makes us stronger and healthier, both mentally and physically.

As we think about our students and their future, we recognize that physical activity is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle. Healthy minds and healthy bodies are the true goal.  According to Let’s Move, children need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day.  Movement during the…

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