The room was packed full of early educators having fun using music and movement to enhance learning through nursery rhymes. The idea for this year’s presentation was to connect movement with literacy and show the importance of this connection to early learning.
This statement tells it all:
Minton, S. 2003. Using movement to teach academics: An outline for success. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 74 (2): 36-40Movement and language are both forms of communication and self-expression. Ideas and feelings expressed in words actually begin in the body… Before you write and speak there is a physical response.