This is a unique and innovative book on movement and dance development from birth to eight years. The author shares her depth of knowledge and practical experience in helping children to become skilled, creative and imaginative in a wide range of movement-oriented activities. The book seeks to help early childhood educators and parents in very practical ways and provides guidance based on a sound theoretical understanding.
Originally published as Helping Children Learn Through a Movement Perspective, this book has been fully revised and update and now includes:
- An extended investigation of how young children learn in and through movement
- Detailed links between movement and early childhood theories of education and care
- An expanded chapter on dance, which suggests strategies for working with young children
- A new chapter showing how expressive aspects of children's movement can be appropriately located. It includes examples for dance at Key Stage 1 and the early phases of Key Stage 2.