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June 12, 2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing.
All children should have the opportunity to move and be active throughout the day. The rich art form of dance/creative movement is a lively physical activity that nurtures imagination and has the potential to offer experiences in all early childhood content areas. As a longtime dance educator, Connie Bergstein Dow believes that dance can and should be accessible to young children, so teachers can give them the gift of movement and at the same time integrate learning across subject areas. Connie will demonstrate a wealth of ideas for presenting age-appropriate kinesthetic learning opportunities to young children, with an emphasis on math and language arts concepts.
Children are naturally full of energy, so movement is an ideal vehicle for participatory learning when exploring subjects throughout the early childhood curriculum. Current research continues to emphasize the importance of keeping children active, not only for physical development, but also for cognitive and social and emotional development.
Many teachers are unfamiliar with teaching structured movement activities, but they will be surprised at how straightforward a process it can be. In this webinar, Connie will show how dance can be an accessible and useful tool for teachers while making learning fun for young children.
Join this webinar to:
- Learn about the many beneﬁts of movement in the early childhood setting
- Address math and language arts concepts through the use of developmentally appropriate creative and playful movement activities
- Use movement concepts to help children gain body and spatial awareness, both for the child’s social and emotional development and as a classroom management tool
- Understand and become more comfortable with integrating movement into your own early childhood environment
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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Handouts_3 Math Activities June 2019
Handouts 3 Language Arts Activities June 2019
National Dance Education Organization_Evidence_Brochure
Expressing Creativity in Preschool
Expressing Creativity in Preschool 2
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