Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday Toddler Tip: Dance


Toddlers feel music in a whole different way than we do as adults.  Through dance they learn to use their body and test their own abilities.  They can also express emotion and let out energy.    

Try out different styles and rhythms of music to help your child create the feelings that go along with them.  For example, slow swaying music is calmer and sadder, while loud upbeat music is happier and more animated.

Dancing is not only good for exposing your children to different music but it is great exercise!  Get them to bounce, jump, skip, twirl, etc. It is also great bonding time to spend as a parent and child just having fun! So put on some tunes and dance your little hearts out.

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