Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Curious George Dance Contest

This week on MommyMaestra is dedicated to fighting Latino childhood obesity. This is a sponsored post.

My kids can get their feet going to almost any song. I like to attribute that to their Latin heritage, thankyouverymuch. In the winter, especially, when we are cooped up inside, I frequently turn on the radio or pop in a CD to get them dancing out all their excess energy (of which they have plenty, I'm here to tell you).

I actually really love seeing kids dance, because it is such a great form of exercise. Don't forget that exercise can affect academic performance...and self esteem. Dance provides a creative outlet for children, helping to build confidence while it burns calories. And with the obesity rate among Latino children as high as it is, I think it is really important to get our kids moving.  And what better way than by doing something fun, no?

I've already mentioned once or twice that we are a monkey loving family. Specifically, a Curious George loving family. And this coming season, the series will be featuring the arts, including dance. So do you think we're excited about a Curious George Dance Contest? Ummm..yeah!

If your nenes love Curious George, too, why not take advantage of it and ask them if they'd like to be in the dance contest? It could provide just the right incentive to get them moving!

To enter, all you have to do is video your kids (ages 8 and under) showing off their best monkey moves and exercising their creativity to the Curious George theme song. Ten finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges, and each finalist will recieve a Curiosity Kit, filled with Curious George related goodies. The actual winner will be featured on a Curious George DVD, and possibly a visit from Jorge himself!

So between now and April 2nd, if your kids are interested, grab your video camera and let them perform. You can read all about the contest at CuriousGeorgeDanceContest.com.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and WGBH.


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