There are some educational programs that I will always keep very close to my heart. Most of my loved programs are no longer available for me to share with my little girl. Luckily, Curious George is one of those programs that are still available online and on PBS! I remember watching Curious George before my mom would drop me off at school. Fascinated by George’s great adventures while slipping into some kind of trouble, somewhere in the middle he captured my heart.
Curious George celebrates that wonderful curiosity that a child has inside and exercises it for good. The cute little monkey teaches us that it’s alright to make mistakes sometimes. One way to creatively enhance that curiosity in a child is through music and dance. Listening to a beat you’ve never heard before or dancing to a step you’ve never danced to before slowly opens up the imagination of a child. Dance also benefits a child by promoting healthy physical activity, discipline and the ability to learn from mistakes. In the long run, dancing promotes confidence and high self esteem.
Calling all the mami’s and papi’s out there!
Does your child love Curious George?
Do you have a little one that loves to dance/bailar?
Have them show off their best monkey moves and exercise their creativity in the first-ever Curious George Dance Contest!
Parents and guardians are NOW invited to enter a video of their child dancing to the Curious George theme song for a chance to be featured on a Curious George DVD! You might even win a visit from George himself! Whether your child likes to bop, shake, jump, twirl, or spin, we want to see how they boogie along with Curious George.
Hurry, now through April 2, 2012, parents and guardians of kids aged eight and under can send in videos of their child’s moves to CuriousGeorgeDanceContest.com. A panel of judges will choose ten finalists based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and originality. Then, starting April 16th through April 30th, George’s friends and fans–the public–will vote for the winner. All finalists will receive a Curiosity Kit, filled with a Curious George book, game, DVD, and other fun George merchandise. Contest entries will be accepted through April 2, 2012. For complete rules and regulations, and to submit your child’s video, visit CuriousGeorgeDanceContest.com.
More Monkey Fun on PBS KIDS and pbskids.org!
For more Curious George fun, tune in weekdays to PBS KIDS (check local listings). Also, check out the Curious George website at pbskids.org/curiousgeorge which encourages kids’ creativity through games, printables, and video clips. Additionally, dance related activities, in both English and Spanish are available at pbsparents.org/curiousgeorge. Parents can read a special article from Children’s Physical Activity Specialist Rae Pica on why movement and dancing are important to a child’s development.