Dance Nibbles - Bk 1 Cover

Dance Nibbles - Bk 1

Quick bites to snack on in the early years

Dance Nibbles is about playfully exploring different ways our bodies can move and express things; it nurtures the pure joy of moving. Presented as an A5 size book, it's easy for any educator to pick up and use straight away.

Ages: 3-5 | Pages: 62 | Code: 5759 | ISBN: 9781927221419

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Frances Adlam

Frances Adlam, a highly experienced and creative educator and therapist, has 20 years of teaching experience, is considered a “gifted teacher” by many, and for over 15 years has been involved in teaching the arts, creativity, multiple intelligences and working with creatively gifted children. She has lectured in New Zealand and been an adviser for teachers in the aforementioned areas. She is also a published children’s author, a dancer and a playwright. She currently works as an educator and therapist for children in her private practice, Out of the Box, where she specialises in working with children who are on the spectra of dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Frances has written many resources for Essential Resources, some of which are under her former name, Frances Reed. You can find out more about Frances at


The Nibble menus – snack on dance ideas
1. Moving my body6
2. Nibbles of instrumental music9
3. Nibbles of balloon dancing12
4. Nibbles of snake dancing16
5. Nibbles of crocodile dancing20
6. What's in the box?23
7. Dancing my colours26
8. Dancing my numbers29
9. Dancing my letters32
10. Dancing my nursery rhymes34
11. Dancing in the garden37
12. Dancing at the beach40
13. Dancing in the ocean43
14. Dancing insects and bugs45
Further resources48
Lyrics of popular songs and rhymes to use for dance48
Titles of popular songs and rhymes to use for dance50
Language examples to inspire dance51