💿💿This week’s holiday club’s theme was Music and Dance 💿💿
The children created and made their own musical instruments 🎹🥁which they were able to play.
We also had Conor and Nathan from Just Jam Intl who taught the children some street dancing and break dancing moves 🕺💃They showed the group how to break down the routine into smaller simple steps, then increase the complexity of the moves. There was lots of imaginative freestyling throughout the day.
👩🏻🏫The children thought they were having fun, but we are very sneaky and they were actually being educated!
We chose dance because it helps children mature physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively 🧠 Dance involves a greater range of motion, coordination, strength and endurance than most other physical activities. It utilises the entire body 🦵💪🏻and is an excellent form of exercise for total body fitness 🫀🫁
🧠💭Dance promotes psychological health and maturity. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to express their emotions 😁🥰😔 and become aware of themselves and others through creative movement.
👯♀️👯 Dance fosters social encounter, interaction, and cooperation. The children learned to communicate ideas to others through the real and immediate mode of body movement. Children quickly learned to work within a group dynamic.
Dance integrates kinesthetic learning with understanding. The children were provided with creative movement problems 🧐that involved a selection of movement choices, they learned to think 💭 in the concrete reality of movement.
So other than breakfast 🍌🍓🥐 and a short healthy lunch break (salad bar🥗🧀🍊), the children were physically active for over 5️⃣ hours whilst also giving their brains 🧠💭 a good work out too.
Check out the video on our facebook page.