Tuesday, 7 October 2014

GOTTA DANCE...


We are so tied up with 'learning and 'technology' and 'playtime' that we oft forget the time for dancing, singing and storytelling except by rote at specified times as if it is a 'class' or allocated time to do these things...




We need to both be and allow things to be more spontaneous - freer - encouraged - use our natural talents.  Life here is too manic and fast and organised.... let freedom reign and see what happens...




 Make up stories in the middle of lunch time, dance in the outdoors anytime, all the time, make up songs, try them in different forms (I saw twinkle twinkle little star was being sung operatically in a recent posting... how about a reggae Miss Muffet???) .

When I visit nurseries (and I visit many and often) there is rarely any music going - and if they are singing, it is a group of staff members, sitting children in a circle and singing with (or normally too) the children while they sit and (at best) join in the occasional word and make a few hand gestures...



 On a trip out with my own offspring (okay grandchildren)  recently we played a lot of baroque music and made up songs and played our own instruments (hands) and even got another car in the traffic joining in with us....
Singing is a key part to confidence building - do it with confidence... Out loud - anywhere - any time.... 


1 comment:

  1. Dancing and music being so much joy, peace and fun. Thanks for including our photos.

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