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Dance As A Tool For Growing Healthy Preschoolers

More kids are staying continuously enrolled in private schools from preschool until eighth grade. According to the 2016 report for the Condition of Education, the count was 4.1 million students as of the 2013-14 school year as compared to only 4 million in the 2011-12 school year. Early childhood education provides the basis for how the child will experience their world as they grow and experienced early childhood educators teaching private school curriculum have an intimate understanding of what helps young kids flourish. For example: targeted physical activity, like dance! Find out why our own Kendall preschool supports dance.

Learning To Follow Directions

As children grow, they learn to follow more complicated sets of instructions. Children in preschool, around age 3 and 4, are typically expected to remember and follow a set of three simple, direct instructions, for example. When preschoolers learn simple dance techniques and routines at school, they hone their ability to retain and process instructions while exercising their attention spans.

Remembering Patterns and Spatial Awareness

Young children are also beginning to develop their spatial awareness and coordination through physical gross motor play. Dance helps immensely with this. Learning simple dances and routines help preschoolers learn to recognize and copy patterns as well, a key skill tracked in preschoolers nationwide.

Support Healthy Early Musculoskeletal Development

Dance doesn't just help young children get their endless wiggles out. Planned dance lessons targeted for preschool children allows them to move their bodies in ways that support their muscles and skeletal structure and helps them develop good physical habits. Looking up when they walk, correcting toe-walking or unusual walking patterns, and good posture are just a few physical benefits of dance.

Creative Expression

Like painting, drawing, and dramatic play, dance helps children find a healthy outlet to express themselves. Appreciation for art, self-expression, and individuality are also nourished by dance. Watching small children create their own signature dance moves and cheer on their peers is a precious experience that highlights the importance of both structure and free expression that early childhood dance provides.

All of these factors combined help preschool children develop well-rounded physical, mental, and emotional skills as part of their curriculum. Looking for a private school that uses these established benefits of dance and the arts for early childhood? At the Conchita Espinosa Academy in Kendall preschool is designed to provide the right balance of structure and fun for little ones to grow happy and strong.



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