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Let's Move!

Multi-sensory experience of words, movement & music with caregivers.

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Ayah, Ibu, Daddy, Mommy, Me and You! 

Bouncing, bouncing, bouncing, bouncing, Peekaboo! 

I see you, now you see me; we’re playing a game.

Ready? Let’s play it again! 


Hop and hop and hop and hop and jump up high

Flap your wings and flutter like a butterfly. 

You fly high and I fly low, around we go.

Come, now let’s sing it slo-ow. 


Brother, sister, auntie, uncle think you’re fun.

In the park, we run and run and run, run, run. 

I catch you and you catch me, behind the tree. 

Swing you ‘round and ‘round, “whee!” 


Boing, boing, boing, now we’re kangaroos

We make silly sounds like a didgeridoo. 

You tickle me and I tickle you, we wiggle and jiggle. 

How I love when you giggle!


Ma-ma, Ba-ba, Madre, Padre love you so! 

Walking, walking hand-in-hand on tippy-toe. 

You hug me and I hug you, my darling fine. 

Oh won’t you please be mine? 

Describe the intended vision for your early childhood book manuscript in 1-2 sentences

I see caregivers reading, singing, and moving along to the story with their child as well as using the format / tune to create their own verses specific to their unique experiences.

Share your suggested book title

Let's Move!

PLEASE USE THE VERSION OF THIS QUESTION AT THE TOP OF THE SUBMISSION FORM: Share a draft of your manuscript (250 word limit, not including title).

Ayah, Ibu, Daddy, Mommy, Me and You! Bouncing, bouncing, bouncing, bouncing, Peekaboo! I see you, now you see me; we’re playing a game. Ready? Let’s play it again! Hop and hop and hop and hop and jump up high Flap your wings and flutter like a butterfly. You fly high and I fly low, around we go. Come, now let’s sing it slo-ow. Brother, sister, auntie, uncle think you’re fun. In the park, we run and run and run, run, run. I catch you and you catch me, behind the tree. Swing you ‘round and ‘round, “whee!” Boing, boing, boing, now we’re kangaroos We make silly sounds like a didgeridoo. You tickle me and I tickle you, we wiggle and jiggle. How I love when you giggle! Ma-ma, Ba-ba, Madre, Padre love you so! Walking, walking hand-in-hand on tippy-toe. You hug me and I hug you, my darling fine. Oh won’t you please be mine?

How has this book been informed by early childhood language development research and evidence? (response minimum 250 Characters)

I drew largely from the List of Tier 1 Basic Terms combined with a few select Tier 2 words. My experience teaching music to young children (aged 0 - 3) and their caregivers inspired the specific movements in combination with the melody by F.J. Gossec; in several instances, descriptive words (“high / low / up / down”) are aligned with the melody, which promotes understanding of melodic direction. Moreover, the staccato-like articulation mimics movements like bounce, boing, hop, etc. Many young children enjoy bouncing, jumping, stop-and-go games. This is no coincidence in that such movements help stimulate the vestibular system & proprioception, giving children heightened focus & coordination. Systematic repetition & role playing ("I see you, now you see me", "I catch you and you catch me", etc.) allows for children to practice pattern recognition while simultaneously taking a more active role in the book reading process.

Location: Country

Indonesia

Location: State or Department

Jakarta

Location: City

Jakarta

Provide an example visual identity for a look and feel you might like to achieve. ( (optional question, 3-5 visuals)

Multiple Choice - Have you been previously published (online, self-published, and print included)?

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

Reflection, a nobler way: https://ottiya.com/magazine/1/reflection-nobler-way Follow Kartini’s inspiration: Write for impact! https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/04/21/follow-kartini-s-inspiration-write-impact.html Professionalization of the teaching profession: https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/12/09/professionalization-teaching-profession.html

Do you have an agent?

  • No

How did you hear about the Challenge? (optional question)

  • Someone in my network (word of mouth)

What best describes you? (optional question)

  • I am/we are creatives, writers, or artists

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This is a nice story line. The interaction feels lively and engaging. The caregiver and the child will really interact.
You can still include some verbal interaction with the physical and playful parts of the story.
All the best.

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