Children in the early years learn BEST by ‘doing’!

Music and movement gives your child active involvement in developing their vocabulary as well as teaching them many skills and concepts. Do you remember learning rhymes or songs to help you with spelling at school? Songs and activities through music and movement, support children to learn and develop.

Here’s how…

Builds Vocabulary

Words that describe movement are a fundamental part of language. Therefore, to increase a child’s movement vocabulary is to better that child’s overall vocabulary and confidence with both speech and the movements themselves.

Here at Family Inspired Training movement vocabulary; words that describe actions, space, energy and time, are incorporated in all our Mini FIT classes. We use music, skill and exercise names and teacher cues every class so that the children are always learning that movement vocabulary. Repetition is the key of learning after all!

 

Integrating Music, Movement and Academic Curriculum

Music and movement supports the school curriculum from preschool onwards.

We incorporate counting, phonics and other educational themes and topics in our Mini FIT sessions, for example we’ve covered themes such as ‘Count with Me’ and ‘Amazing Alphabets’. The activities use a variety of sensory models, equipment and creative teaching styles to cater to all learning types and engage the children to keep movement and learning fun!

 

Confidence & Happiness

I’m pretty sure if you speak to any parent about what they want for their kids, being happy is always going to come top. One of the main reasons we use music with movement in Mini FIT sessions is because music and movement are fun, and they make kids happy and feel comfortable and confident inside and outside their classes.

 

Become a more efficient and confident mover

Music helps children to develop rhythm, timing, balance, coordination and endurance.

Ever played musical statues? Don’t undervalue games like this for your child’s development. They are learning self-expression while moving their bodies, developing listening skills when having to stop for musical or spoken cues and building core strength and balance when changing directions suddenly or holding a body position when ‘freezing’.

By using music, children are learning to move and moving to learn at the same time!

 

Success and Accomplishment

Our ethos here at Family Inspired Training is to offer children the chance to move &  exercise whilst doing activities that are non-competitive and non-comparative. Each child can experience success at her/his level of development.

During our class activities children complete tasks as a team or when doing skills and movement individually the children get positive reinforcement as well as giving them ways they can develop specific movements and skills. “I love the way you kept your feet together when you jumped, can you try bending your knees and jumping even higher next time?”

Using music and this style of teaching gives children the chance to feel success and accomplishment in their movement which in turn leads to a healthy self-image.

If you want to learn more about what we offer here at Family Inspired Training check out our other pages or request a FREE introductory session through Facebook or emailing familyinspiredtraining@gmail.com.

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