Our Thursday class for Wiggle & Grow has been exploring things 'Up In The Sky'.
Birds live up high in the trees. The come out and sing 'good morning' songs to us, then dance around in the sky and on the ground as they go about their daily activities. When we put on some music, we listen for the musical cues of when to fly, hopping and stopping, pulling out worms from the ground, then fly back to the nest and go to sleep.
As a parent, you are the best teacher for your child. But children can also teach us how they want to express their movements to show their comprehension of sounds. You can encourage your child's expressive movements as it helps them connect to the outer world of movement and sound with their inner world of feelings and observations. In class each week, when we dance around the room in time to the music, reach for a star in the night, or spread our robin wings and fly in search of food, your child taps intoa growing imagination and experiences support for early artistic expressions.
Here's an activity you can try at home:
Tap into your child's imagination during bath time. After feeding all those baby birds during class, your robin needs to take a bath. How would robins (gently!) splash in the water, washing the dirt from their feathers, or even fly around the room to dry off?
Watch this little video together of a robin taking a bath. Maybe you can watch out for other birds in your neighbourhood enjoying a bath, too!
Enjoy exploring ways to move like birds and dance out a story with your young one!
Or, come along to a class and explore moving together!