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Title: Creative Movement: The Flower Dance
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El movimiento creativo. El baile de flores
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Dance and Movement
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
19. Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to explore the environment, support learning, and engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
25. Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
26. Understand that the arts can be used to communicate ideas and emotions.
Learning Standards: 1.A. Demonstrate understanding through age-appropriate responses.
19.A. Demonstrate physical competency and control of large and small muscles.
19.B. Demonstrate awareness and coordination of body movements.
25.A. Investigate, begin to appreciate, and participate in the arts.
26.B. Understand ways to express meaning through the arts.
Benchmarks: 1.A.ECa. Follow simple one-, two- and three-step directions.
1.A.ECb. Respond appropriately to questions from others.
1.A.ECc. Provide comments relevant to the context.
19.A.ECb. Move with balance and control in a range of physical activities.
19.B.ECa. Coordinate movements to perform complex tasks.
19.B.ECb. Demonstrate body awareness when moving in different spaces.
25.A.ECa. Movement and Dance: Build awareness of, explore, and participate in dance and creative movement activities.
25.A.ECb. Drama: Begin to appreciate and participate in dramatic activities.
26.B.ECa. Use creative arts as an avenue for self-expression.