Calling all Curious George fans! Get ready to bop, shake, twirl and spin!
Does your child love Curious George? Do they also love to dance? Have them show off their best monkey moves and exercise their creativity in the first-ever Curious George Dance Contest!
Parents and guardians are 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. They might even win a visit from George himself!
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.
Why should your children dance?
- Dancing promotes creativity.
- Dancing strengthens social and emotional development.
- Children are active learners.
- Dancing promotes fitness.
“Children need to move. Not just for their physical selves, but also for social, emotional and cognitive development,” says Rae Pica, children’s activity specialist. “You can promote your child’s fitness, self-confidence, learning, and much more. All you have to do is dance!”
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.
Are you ready to show off your best monkey moves? Go here to enter the Curious George Dance Contest!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and WGBH.