With these songs for teaching imaginative movement the children will move their bodies to directed movement songs and imaginative movement songs. A directed movement song gives the children instructions on how to move their bodies within the lyrics of the song. An imaginative movement song gives the children the opportunity to interpret the song and move their bodies creatively.
Science Shows the Benefits for Children
These activities help children to develop their gross and fine motor skills as well as their creativity and imagination. They also get a healthy dose of exercise in the process! Many peer reviewed studies have proven the benefits of interactive music for children. The songs, stories and rhythm games contained in this PlayMotion Music Module provide an opportunity for children to develop their imaginative skills and move their bodies according to those imaginative choices.
These Songs Do the Work For You
As a teacher of young children you are faced with the challenging task of how to engage your students in activities that are developmentally beneficial. The songs and activities in this curriculum have been tried and tested ofer decades of use in the classroom. All the material is highly engaging and instructive. After a brief introduction to prepare the children for each activity, simply start the music and move along with the children. The song lyrics promt you on how to move your body and the exciting and energetic tone makes it easy to join in with the fun.
Aspects of development addressed in this module:
- Self Regulation
- Attention Maintenance
- Physical Development
- Purposeful Movement
- Interactions Among Children
- Shared Use of Space and Materials
- Relationships and Social Interactions with Adults and Peers
- Cooperation with Adults and Peers
- Spacial Relationships
- Language and Literacy Development
- Social Emotional Development
- Staff-Child Interactions
- Gross Motor Manipulative Skills
- Gross Locomotor Movement Skills
- Fine Motor Manipulative Skills
- Performing Arts: Music, Drama/Dance