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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Out and About with Preschoolers: Dancing on the Sidewalk
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Al aire libre con niņos preescolares. Bailes en la acera
Polish Version: Aktywne spędzanie czasu z przedszkolakami: Tańczymy na chodniku
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: Art
Dance and Movement
Outdoor Activities
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Goals: 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.
Learning Standards: 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.
25.B. Display an awareness of some distinct characteristics of the arts.
Benchmarks: 19.B.ECa. Coordinate movements to perform complex tasks.
19.B.ECb. Demonstrate body awareness when moving in different spaces.
19.B.ECc. Combine large motor movements with and without the use of equipment.
25.A.ECa. Movement and Dance: Build awareness of, explore, and participate in dance and creative movement activities.
25.B.ECa. Describe or respond to their creative work or the creative work of others.