DRAMA - MUSIC AND MOVEMENT are important and essential for young children.
There is a close connection between movement and learning in a child’s early development.
Children develop an awareness of their own bodies in relation to space and other people through music and movement.
- Music and movement teach children to expand their ideas on basic concepts: fast, slow, up, down, big, small. Think in terms of how you move your body in these ways.
Active musical games stimulate thought patterns that are not used a great deal with other cognitive thinking.
- Music and Movement presents and opportunity for sequential active learning. Drama builds on this learning curve.
Drama helps to develop the ability to focus and attend to a task in a group setting.
When the time comes for dreaded public speaking, music and movement, drama children have already lived through it.