Crisp full-color photography enhances this alphabet of children’s games, activities and exercises in a bilingual format.
Keeping fit through physical activity and exercise is the alternative to today’s kids’ technology-oriented, sedentary choices. Alternating between English and Spanish, options range from typical aerobics, ice skating, karate or rollerblading to other energetic and even community-minded opportunities such as organizing a recycling team and unloading groceries. Using body and mind simultaneously, one can investigate the outdoors, play hide-and-seek or play the xylophone as other healthy, stimulating ways to stay active. Each page presents a letter in the alphabet in both upper- and lowercase with five to seven activity choices loosely centered on the letter and explained in English and Spanish. For example on the “S” page, “SKIP rope / (salta a la cuerda) // try SURFING / prueba hacer SURF // SALTA en los charcos / (jump over puddles)” are offered, along with stretching, sweeping and snowboarding. A bonus of 10 typical children’s games played around the world such as musical chairs, Simon says and let’s play in the woods completes this fun-focused bilingual guide.
This alphabet book provides a plethora of information and when coupled with its companion, Healthy Foods from A to Z (2012), will allow families to engage in both culinary and physically positive pastimes for wholesome living. (Informational picture book. 3-8)