Kids of all ages will laugh, dance and sing-along with this engaging fun collection of songs that inspire laughter, fitness and learning. The interactive songs on this CD feature modern versions of popular classics and original music & movement galore. There are super silly grooves to tickle your funny bone, lively dances and interactive activity tunes to encourage youngsters to stay active, heart-smart and healthy!
Includes booklet with lyrics and instructions.
Ages 3 & up
By Momma – Momma's Bacon
"We love music and movement! It was how my daughter learned how to ‘jump like a frog’ and throw different colored bean bags at a young age. She also learned to memorize songs, cooperate with dance moves and march in place. As my younger daughter is still a baby, I am still looking for great CDs that she can grow into and also CDs my preschooler still loves. We found that in this fun music and movement CD called Action! Fun! Dance!"
"The Learning Station is full of veteran children’s entertainers and it shows when you listen to the CD. Some of the songs were very familiar to me and some were new, but they were all body shaking. One of Brooke’s and my favorite activities is just dancing and it is even better if we have some fun dance moves to follow. Already a winner of tons of 2013 awards, Action! Fun! Dance! comes with an instruction and lyric books which made the experience even better. This brought out the kid in me (which is not too hard to do) and Brooke enjoys our dancing sessions. What a great gift!"
By Penny – Penniless Teacher
“Action! Fun! Dance! for Kids from The Learning Station is a fun and energetic CD for your students! Our students loved the music and weren’t afraid to move with it. We found it particularly helpful when trying to transition students from one “book” activity to another. The short, three minute songs were just the right length for the students to get up and move then refocus on academic activities.
Moving to the music of Action! Fun! Dance! for Kids helps students’ to reset themselves and their brain. The movements within the songs were simple and few so it was easy for all of the students to follow along. As we use it more and more we notice the kids are excited about getting their work done in a timely manner because they know we will be dancing for a few minutes before we start a new activity.”
By Veronica De Fazio, Plainfield Public Library, IL - School Library Journal
“Veteran children’s entertainers The Learning Station (Don Monopoli, Laurie Monopoli, and Jan Hrkach) return with another round of 14 rousing songs that get listeners up and moving. Whether they’re singing about “Herman the Worm,” “Icky Sticky Bubblegum,” or “Doctor Knickerbocker,” kids will enjoy following the action prompts in these upbeat tunes. Also included are adaptations of the welcoming Western Africa song “Funga Alafia”; the salsa-based “Rumba Dance”; the “Jamaican Dance”; and “Shabooya,” a dance call song that features the swim, the bunny hop, and the monkey. The Learning Station is joined on many of the numbers by the USA Kid Singers, and results are terrific. The accompanying booklet contains the lyrics and action instructions for the songs. Since each number runs about three minutes, these would be great for story times, during movement breaks in the classroom, or at home when kids need to release some energy. A fantastic addition to every collection.”
By Jacqui - Woman of Many Roles
“Action! Fun! Dance! music your kids will love!! My daughter loves to sing and dance. She will make up her own song if she has to. The other day I heard her singing in her room. I couldn’t make out the words, but I could most defiantly tell she was singing. I want to encourage her to keep doing that for as long as she will enjoy it. That’s when I discovered The Learning Station. It’s the go to place for kid’s music.
My daughter’s top two favorite songs are Icky Sticky Bubble Gum and Funky Nursery Rhymes. She loves dancing along to both of these songs. She will pretend to stick the gum all over herself (and sometimes her sister). The one thing that’s great about this CD is it’s not just plain old music. It’s music that makes you want to get up and move!! It’s contagious. I can’t listen to it and not move! So get up and move!!”
By Tillywig Top Fun Awards
“Get ready to get happy. The music, songs, and rhythms on this action and learning CD are so fun, physical, and contagious that no one will be immune to them. We dare anyone to keep a toe from tapping, a hip from swiveling, hands from shooting up into the air. Fortunately, the idea is not to resist, but to go with the beat and the flow. Let the sing-alongs and lively dance numbers work their magic on you. Many of the songs' lyrics guide listeners through specific actions, coordinating various limbs to move in concert at different times, making sure the entire body gets in motion. Part of The Learning Station's strong appeal lies in its ability to convincingly and skillfully put forth a variety of styles - Reggae, Rock & Roll, Funk, Swing, and more - all in the service of a wily blend of original and familiar material. Their updated version of Singin' in the Rain is as catchy as catchy can be. Rumba Dance and Jamaican Dance are among the numbers that generate an intoxicating international feel. And while humor and playfulness pervade the entire CD, songs like Icky Sticky Bubble Gum and Herman the Worm will have listeners giggling from start to finish. For all the wonderfully diverse, healthy activity you'll experience with this CD, the body parts sure to get the biggest workout of all are your smile muscles!”
By Midwest Book Review, The Music Shelf
“Action! Fun! Dance! for Kids is an interactive music CD filled with modern renditions of classic favorites as well as original songs. All the songs encourage young people to get up and move - the perfect counterbalance to today's modern, sedentary culture rooted in television and video games! Lyrics and movement instructions are included in this excellent playtime aid suitable for children three years and up. Highly recommended! The tracks are "A-Root-Chy-Chy", "Rumba Dance", "Icky Sticky Bubble Gum", "Jamaican Dance", "Funky Nursery Rhymes", "Boogaloo Song", "Shabooya", "Ballin' the Jack", "Funga Alafia", "Doctor Knickerbocker", "Herman the Worm", "The More We Get Together", "A Ram Sam Sam", and "Fooba Wooba John".”
“WE HAVE LOST CONTROL!!! What a Phenomenal Musical Experience your new "Action! Fun! Dance!" CD has brought into my classroom. My students refuse to quit singing and dancing.
I hear "A-root-chy-cha, a root-chy-cha" in the restrooms, "Whoa, Aint that funky now!" in the cafeteria and they even want to boogaloo in the halls. Last night I was working in concessions at our BB game and I had two of my students ask me to come out and sing "A-Ram-Sam-Sam! with an older sister. Needless to say we had people in the stands grinning at us in our little corner. Move over Loopty Loo, we have a new favorite CD!”
Chris LeJeune, Fenton Elementary, Fenton, Louisiana
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