Dancing! It can be wild and free or choreographed but it usually makes the person doing it feel great. There are many books in the library to encourage the little dancer in your child to come out and get down.

Dancing books


Giraffes can’t dance by Giles Andreae

Cha-cha with the chimps, rock ‘n’ roll with the rhino in this funny and very moving story about Gerald the Giraffe who longs to dance – but is laughed off the dance floor.


Bumpus jumpus dinosaurumpus!
by Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees.

The dinosaurs are having a wild time, dancing late into the night. But while they’re having fun, all the other animals are kept awake by the romping and stomping of feet.


STOMP!  by Ruth Paul.

Follow Ruth Paul’s colourful dinosaurs as they HOP, STOMP and ROAR their way through the pages of this beautifully illustrated book. On the outward journey the largest dinosaur leads, until they can go no further . then on the way back, it.s baby dinosaur who gets to lead the way.

The chicken dance

With a little bit of this
(make beaks with your hands)

And a little bit of that
(make wings with your arms)

And shake your bum
(shake your tail feathers)

Na na na na na na na na na na
(dance your partner around in a circle)

Dancing ribbons craft

A quick and easy craft that children will love to wave wildly while dancing around the house!


What you need

  • Popsticks (coloured or plain)
  • Crepe paper/Ribbons/Wool
  • Sticky tape

What to do

  • Cut crepe paper or ribbons to required size. They can be long and thin, short and wide or anywhere in between
  • Tape ribbons to popsticks
  • Wave and wiggle your dancing ribbons!