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Dancing Queens: Slugs, Snails And Puppy Dog Tales

01/12/2010 11:39 | Updated 22 May 2015

dancing queensMy twins have got rhythm. The first thing they do when they wake up now is demand 'Moo, moo'. No, it's not their breakfast milk they are after, but music from their Early Learning Centre CD player. Ever since it was donated to them by their big brother, who got a smart Logitech stereo for his birthday their bedroom has morphed into a mini disco.

Toddlers love to dance, and it's the cutest thing to see them sway from side to side, heads bobbling like a wobbling dog in a car windscreen and bottoms waggling away in time to the tune. Jonah is a dab hand at Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, while Zach often wanders around the house singing 'Happy to you' or 'Eee-i-oh'.

We went to a second birthday party this weekend, where it was revealed that my boys are not the only pre-schoolers with pretentions to enter Strictly Come Dancing , as the birthday boy was strutting his stuff to some 60s soul and had a pretty mean bum wiggle to show off.

It's lovely to see this innate desire to dance expressed in my little boys, but perhaps it's best that our inhibitions kick in as we get older, as the sight of grown ups cutting a rug at a party isn't nearly as endearing.

Do your toddlers love a good boogie and sing-along?

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