Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Develop healthy habits for growing bodies and minds with all new verses to this classic movement singalong. Follow a family through a day from home to school in their diverse community as they engage in healthy habits from good hygiene to reading. Includes educational endnotes about each health topic as well as audio and animation.
Ages 3 to 7 years
Written by Skye Silver
Illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
Sung by Chris Mears
FORMAT: Paperback with enhanced CD and online access to animation included
HEALTHY HABITS: Gives children concrete examples of how to build healthy habits. Covers the topics of hygiene, nutrition, kindness, exercise, reading and sleep.
NONFICTION: Endnotes provide factual information explaining how healthy habits help bodies grow strong.
DIVERSE CHARACTERS: The book depicts a multi-racial family in a multi-racial community.
SINGALONG: Joins Barefoot Books’ renowned collection of singalongs. Includes CD-ROM as well as a QR code and a link for digital access to audio and animation.
Product Dimensions: 10.00 x 9.75 inches
Page Count: 32 pages
Age Range: Ages 3-7 years
Awards and Accolades
“This traditional much-sung rhyme provides the cheery melody in a book that celebrates our brilliant bodies and all they can do” – Inis magazine, Children’s Books Ireland
“This is a delightful way to have kids learn and develop healthy habits. A welcome addition to a preschool collections” – School Library Journal
Written by - Skye Silver
Skye Silver grew up in Maryland but now lives in Boston, where she was the Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer in Residence in 2016-2017 under her real name, Lisa Rosinsky. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her family.
Illustrated by - Mariana Ruiz Johnson
Mariana Ruiz Johnson is an award-winning children's book illustrator and author. She lives in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband and two children.
Sung by - Chris Mears
As a child growing up in England, Chris Mears bought his first musical instrument at eleven: a bright red beat-up old surf-rock guitar. Learning to play it set him on a path through composing, recording and performing music that he is still continuing to explore. Today Chris is a media composer living in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, with his wife and two children.