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Family fun at Lake Villa dance party

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  • Layla Lock of Gurnee dances with her mother, Crystal, as Emma Teal, 3, of Lindenhurst watches Tuesday during the Family Dance Party at Lake Villa District Library. About 60 children, parents and caregivers danced and played instruments during the musical program.

      Layla Lock of Gurnee dances with her mother, Crystal, as Emma Teal, 3, of Lindenhurst watches Tuesday during the Family Dance Party at Lake Villa District Library. About 60 children, parents and caregivers danced and played instruments during the musical program.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • L.J. Haley, 5, throws up a scarf with other children Tuesday during the Family Dance Party at Lake Villa District Library. About 60 children, parents and caregivers danced and played instruments during the musical program.

      L.J. Haley, 5, throws up a scarf with other children Tuesday during the Family Dance Party at Lake Villa District Library. About 60 children, parents and caregivers danced and played instruments during the musical program.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Youth services librarian Lora Siebert sings "These are My Glasses" during the Family Dance Party at Lake Villa District Library on Tuesday. About 60 children, parents and caregivers danced and played instruments during the musical program.

      Youth services librarian Lora Siebert sings "These are My Glasses" during the Family Dance Party at Lake Villa District Library on Tuesday. About 60 children, parents and caregivers danced and played instruments during the musical program.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
by Gilbert R. Boucher II
gboucher@dailyherald.com

Young children danced with their parents and caregivers Tuesday during the Family Dance Party at the Lake Villa District Library.

Almost 60 participants grooved to the music with songs like "Tippy Toes," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Clap, Clap, Clap" while playing instruments and throwing scarves.

"It's all about music because music is an early literacy skill," said youth services librarian Lora Siebert. "Music helps kids hear different sounds and different syllables so, when the time comes for children to read, they already have those building blocks. This gives them a chance to let loose and get loud in the library."

In addition to the music, Siebert read the book "Babies on the Bus" and gave children small percussion instruments to play along with the music.

"It was a lot of fun and the kids enjoyed it, too," Stephanie Haley of Antioch said after dancing with her baby, Noah. "I enjoyed the last song 'Schinamarink' because I remember it from my childhood."

Another dance party is scheduled for Dec. 18. More information can be found on the library website http://lvdl.org

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