Children’s Book of the Week: Giraffes Can’t Dance

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, is the wonderful story of a giraffe who finds his own rhythm with the help of his little friend the cricket.  What will happen at the Jungle Dance?  We have put together some great resources to explore the story further.  Take a look!

 Giraffes Can’t Dance – signed story

If you want to enjoy the story again, you can learn to sign at the same time!  Learn to sign the story with Marie here!

Giraffe pose – yoga for kids

The giraffe pose is good for strength, posture and balance – and it’s fun too.  It’s just one of many animal yoga poses suitable for kids.   Try it out for yourself here.

Learn to make an origami giraffe

Youtube tutorials are probably one of the easiest ways to learn origami – everything is explained step by step!  Click here to find out more – all you need is a square piece of paper and nimble fingers.

Make a tower of paper giraffes

Did you know a group of giraffes is called a tower?  Once your child has mastered this paper giraffe model, they will be able to build a whole tower of giraffes! Find out how over here.

Giraffe handprint art

Young children will enjoy getting their hands painty with this charming hand print giraffe project.


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