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ERIC Number: ED073854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-15
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Emerging Identity through Movement.
Movement is one of the primary ways in which the young child finds out about his world. Experiences in movement help the young child to develop a healthy sense of identity. Through movement, children: (1) learn, as infants, to distinguish themselves from the outside world; (2) find out what they can do and how they can affect their environment; (3) discover their own body parts and develop self-concept as they learn different ways to use them; (4) develop creativity by inventing new movement; (5) express emotions through movement and, possibly, learn that others feel the same emotions; and (6) learn to identify themselves with a group and, possibly, develop ethnic pride through movement experiences. Thus movement involved the physical, cognitive, affective and social developmental areas. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. School of Education.
Note: Notes from a Workshop presentation at the NAEYC Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, November 15-16, 1972