Chapter 2: Movement, Expression, and Creativity

Chapter 2: Movement, Expression, and Creativity
Chapter 2: Movement, Expression, and Creativity

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  • The simplest form of group dance is the line dance, in which the dancers follow the leader either in a circle or in free patterns around...
  • With partner songs and rounds, you can do a mix-it-up. A partner song is made up of two or more songs that are sung at the same time. UU...
  • Adding hand gestures to songs can be a participatory event. For the song "Wade in the Water," for example, simply ask the children what...
  • Find any excuse to get children up and moving, particularly with songs. Then bring in the emotions. Have them sing a song like "Simple...
  • There is actually a new form of yoga that has evolved in India: laughter. Simply initiate laughter among the children and have them keep it...
  • Allowing children to make up their own movements to recorded music is a great way for them to let off steam and let their creativity flow...
  • The phenomenon of drumming and drumming circles is still in its infancy. I predict that fifty years from now, world drumming will be...
  • You may have noticed by now that the possibilities for engaging children with music are endless. They invite creativity from each child and...
  • People often think that the purpose of a children's choir is to perform during worship from time to time. Performance (or celebration) is...

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