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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Music and Movement
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Actividades divertidas para las esperas. La música y el movimiento
Polish Version: Taniec i ruch
Chinese Version: 音乐与运动
Korean Version: 음악과 동작
Arabic Version: الموسيقى والحركة
French Version: Musique et mouvement
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Service Providers
Keywords: Cognitive Development
Dance and Movement
IL Birth to Three Guidelines
IL Early Learning Standards/IELDS
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: THE ARTS
Goals: 25. Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
26. Understand that the arts can be used to communicate ideas and emotions.
Learning Standards: 25.A. Investigate, begin to appreciate, and participate in the arts.
26.B. Understand ways to express meaning through the arts.
Benchmarks: 25.A.ECa. Movement and Dance: Build awareness of, explore, and participate in dance and creative movement activities.
25.A.ECc. Music: Begin to appreciate and participate in music activities.
26.B.ECa. Use creative arts as an avenue for self-expression.
Domains: Developmental Domain 4: Cognitive Development
Approaches to Learning
Subdomain: Creative Expression
Creativity, Inventiveness, & Imagination