ERIC Number: ED294866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Dance for Young Children. Finding the Magic in Movement.
The purpose of the book is to help teachers develop an understanding of dance in the preschool setting, sense when dance can be a natural extension of classroom activity, and develop skill in planning and leading meaningful dance experiences. The first chapter of this book discusses what dance in preschool education is about and its importance for young children. In the second chapter, the content of movement is presented; these elements are the building blocks from which dance activities are created and provide reference points for developing ideas into class activities. The third chapter discusses general preparation for dance activities, and chapter 4 offers a step-by-step description of the process of developing an idea into a class session. Chapters 5 and 6 discuss the reality of teaching a dance class, and the final two chapters give suggestions for adapting material to particular groups--the very young, the handicapped, and parent-child groups. The appendixes include resources and strategies for recorded music, ideas for use in lessons, children's literature, sample original stories, sample lesson on a specific movement theme: curved and angular lines, and suggested resources for further reading. (JD)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Dance, Educational Resources, Instructional Materials, Movement Education, Preschool Education, Young Children
Publications Department, AAHPERD, 1900 Assocation Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. National Dance Association.