About This Program
Taking Chances Making Dances: Strategies for Early Literacy and Math through Stories and Movement
Dance your way through any book! Through fun, interactive strategies, this workshop will help you facilitate child-directed, movement-based experiences to tell a story. Engage your children in increased physical activity while honing emergent literacy skills and math concepts including sequencing, patterning, syllabication, shape, and spatial awareness. Learn simple strategies such as how to generate a dance phrase using movements created by your children and how to facilitate self-regulation through a movement exploration based on the main character of a book! Learn how to unfold a story over several lessons, generating excitement for literature and opportunities for children to make predictions through a rigorous and developmentally appropriate process. In this workshop, you will explore and create experiences that can be used immediately in your classroom.
Goal: To offer teachers movement-based strategies that aid in the development of emergent literacy skills and math concepts and to easily increase the amount of moderate to vigorous activity in the early childhood classroom.