Smart Moves make Smart Kids! These action-packed fine & gross motor songs for young children can be used with props such as cones, balls, hoops, and ropes, or to promote imaginative play. Using engaging lyrics and movement, children learn specific concepts as they step across the room on the colored stones, form letters with rope, find the shapes & complete a pattern of moves, keep an object in the air, play in an imaginary band, chug like a train down the track, and more. The activities focus on listening skills, physical coordination, motor skills, team work, body identification, and following instructions. Select songs were chosen to be used in Head Start's 'I am Moving. I am Learning.' anti-obesity campaign. This collection includes 17 English songs, with 5 Spanish versions, from the award winning producers of the popular "Smart Songs" music series. A quick-view teaching guide is printed on the inside cover. Guest singers: Robert Picardo (The Doctor), and Ethan Phillips (Neelix) from the popular Star Trek: Voyager TV series. Award-winning children's music producer, artist, and trainer, Angela Russ, helps educators motivate young children using a diverse blend of interactive songs that promote imaginative play and fine/gross motor activities. She is a member of the Recording Academy, and the owner of AbridgeClub.com, and Russ InVision Company. Her workshops are tons of fun, and everyone walks away with something useful to try on their kids. Take a sound track through life and get ready to MOVE!