Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dancing - One Body Part at a Time!

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Dance to the music using one body part at a time!



Play some fun dance music.



Music Ideas:

Jazz

Pop

Hip Hop

Children’s music such as The Wiggles



Listen to the rhythm.



Now begin dancing to the music.



As your child is dancing call out a body part and have her move only that body part while dancing to the music!

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Idea list of body parts:

Finger

Hand

Knee

Face

Shoulder

Leg

Toe

Arm

Head

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While everyone is having a lot of fun, this exercise will strengthen so many learning skills! 

Cause and effect

Cognitive/thinking skills

Emotional expression

Fine and gross motor development

Problem solving

Self-awareness/body image

Social interaction

7 comments:

  1. These are great ideas! I will have to try all the body movements with my daughters - we have music on all the time, so this will add to our dance parties :)
    ~Andrea

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    1. Thanks for reading Andrea. I hope you have a great time dancing with your daughters!

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  2. Very good ideas not just for music but it literally keeps children on their toes for listening, as well, and it reinforces vocabulary. Another wonderful post! Carolyn

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  3. What a fun twist on an already fun activity. It's been awhile since my kids and I have cut loose and danced together. Thanks for the inspiration. You're never too old to be silly. I hope my ten year old son agrees. I hope he will still join in the fun. We used to dance together a lot.

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    1. Sometimes it is hard to get those preteens to act goofy! But it has never stopped me. :) In fact it drives me to be even more goofy!

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  4. Lovely! My madeline just LOVES to dance so this is a fun idea to help her develop greater body awareness. Thanks for sharing :)

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