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I am passionate about:
dancing, singing, reading, gardening, and walking.
A little known fact about me is:
I danced in a command performance for Princess Grace of Monaco
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Ardmore, PA, United States
instructor of dance and fitness
"I can teach any concept to preschoolers through Animal Action ( Greg and Steve)."
I dance. I think. I sing. I teach. I try to expand my teaching in innovative ways. For over 20 years I have taught a variety of movement disciplines to ages 18 months to senior adults in every type of setting. I have developed a curriculum called The Dancing Year which incorporates movement throughout the preschool curriculum. It uses music, dance, games, books, scarves, hoops, fabric, and more to explore dance concepts (shape, space, time, energy) which are transferable to academic subjects. It expands on themes like animals, environments, holidays, and different cultures using movement.
Thanks, Virginia! It is a dilemma, right? Because some children love to sit through a longer story and others seem to be after a quick hit. And I think the illustrations can extend time spent on each page. A lot to consider. Thanks for your feedback !
Loved this. I like the combinations of words baby will say which I can imagine the child saying with the reader and then the phrases of harder sounds which the adult will laugh at (and then so will the child) and the child will hear.....even if they cannot say. Brilliant ! Good luck to you ! (I am right down the street from Villanova....teaching preschool music and dance in the surrounding community.)