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ERIC Number: ED073854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-15
Pages: 12
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Emerging Identity through Movement.
Rowen, Betty
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