Books about every day adventures like trips to the playground, such as Ladybug Girl by David Soman and Jacky Davis, can be inspirations for your child's own activities. Books about their bodies and body parts can also be a spring board for activity, even if it's just singing a song together with actions together after reading, such as The Hokey Pokey or Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
Physical activity is an important part of your child's health and motor development, both fine and gross motor.
Here are some great books, read and vetted by yours truly, about kids and their bodies:
- Eyes, Nose, Fingers and Toes by Judy Hindley
- Parts by Tedd Arnold
- The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
- All of Baby, Nose to Toes by Victoria Adler
Here is a link to a great article about keeping pre-schooler's physically active, a great resource for educators, home educators and parents from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.