Some children take a little time to warm up to the idea of participating in class. If this is your child, you can encourage participation by doing simple things such as:
• Listening to the music and doing some of the activities at home.
•Fully participating in class yourself and be an example of how fun making music can be.
optional home fun activity ***remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.
Lesson 4: Color the Jump Dance on page 15 in your workbook
more than play
Smart Moves dances engage children in whole-body movement that helps develop gross motor skills while simultaneously providing them with a unique way to experience the elements of a piece of classical music. Children will develop large muscle strength, hand-eye coordination, and balance while training their ear to hear musical elements such as theme, dynamics, and phrasing.