Music and Movement
As part of our daily routine, following our play-based curriculum, our children participate in some form of Music and Movement activity daily, whether it is indoors, outdoors or both. Each month, our preschoolers will also focus on a certain song, or dance from another culture based on the continent we are focusing on.
Our Movement and Music program consists of three parts:
1. Every Thursday, our 4-5-year-old group participates in meditative Yoga and movement, with yoga instructor Tillie Dibben.
2. Dance teacher, Anastasia Hamilton provides summer gymnastics lessons to our preschoolers once a week for an hour. Additionally, the CDC provides transportation to students once a week for ballet and tap dance classes. This takes place from September to May.
3. Once a month Michelle Humber, local Children's Library Specialist and a musician visits our 2-3-year-old class, incorporating stories with music and movements.
Every Thursday, our 4-5-year-old group participates in meditative yoga and movement, with yoga instructor Tillie Dibben. Yoga provides a basis for activities more akin to dance such as mirroring your partner and exploring positive and negative space. This type of activity seems therapeutic with children showing marked improvement in focus on all types of life activities.
Benefits of Yoga for Children
Refining flexibility and balance. Yoga poses have been shown to build muscle, increase flexibility, and develop balance. ...
Reducing Stress and Anxiety.
Developing concentration and focus.
Creating a Mind-Body Connection.
Encouraging Sense of Self, Community, and Teamwork.