Preschool: Self Awareness
Preschool children are working on developing a sense of themselves and their own unique qualities and ways in the world. They are beginning to observe and compare themselves to others, the way they look, act, talk, and behave. We call this "self-awareness". Body awareness is a part of self-awareness and activities in Kindermusik class that encourage children to be more aware of their own bodies help them understand how their bodies move and work, and this understanding helps them to learn to make choices and take control of their own movements which leads to better overall self-control.
In your Kindermusik class you will notice that the children are often asked for their own ideas as to how to move their bodies. When asked for their ideas, we help them become more aware of themselves as creative contributors to the group. Children delight in seeing the group use their ideas! And, a class in which children are encouraged to be creative is a vibrant class of children who feel appreciated and acknowledged.