Playdancing: Discovering and Developing Creativity in Young Children
"Playdancing" is a creative movement programme developed to foster confidence, creativity, and problem-solving skills in children ages 3-8. The book is written primarily for teachers in the classroom and discusses the developmental stages of early childhood and the specific skills necessary for creativity to flourish. Lesson plans and examples are then outlined for each stage of development. Each activity listed includes an objective, materials needed, suggestions for working it into the curriculum, and a description. There are also activities designed to increase self-awareness and improve language ability and interpersonal skills. Although the book is geared toward educators, parents can easily adapt the lesson plans to create their own playdancing activities at home. The activities do not require experience with dance, just a desire to discover the creative potential for children.