Moving Is Learning!
CHILDREN NEED TO MOVE!
CHILDREN LOVE TO MOVE!
Physical development is recognized by early childhood experts as one of the primary developmental domains, so:
Why not use movement as a learning tool? Introduce simple activities into a child's day!
Math and Number Skills
Early Childhood Concepts, such as Colors, Shapes, and Opposites
Self-Control and Body Awareness
Individual and Group Cooperation
Listening, Understanding, and Concentration
Reasoning and Problem-Solving Skills
Large and Fine Motor Skills
Lifelong Healthy Habits
This website is rich in resources for parents, educators, librarians, and caregivers about the benefits of dance and movement for young children, and ideas to bring movement into children's lives --
Preschool creative dance class for WeTHRIVE! Hamilton County, Ohio, community wellness program.
Teaching at Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet
Harbinger Dance Factory, Detroit, Michigan
Connie and students
FLASH MOB DANCES!
We repeated the Cincinnati Dance Happening at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights, November, 2009
I choreographed (along with students from the Denison Dance Department) this flash mob dance for students, faculty, staff, and friends. We performed it on the Quad in April, 2011!