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Movement, Play, and SEL: Create a Picture Book Dance Story

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Over my long career as a dance educator, I have especially enjoyed teaching creative dance to young children. I love inspiring their … Continue reading

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3 Outdoor Creative Movement Activities to Support Children’s Mental Health

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Student mental and emotional health is one of the top concerns of educators across the country, and it’s never too soon to … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Creating Inclusive Movement Activities

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play The basic tenet of creative movement/creative dance (the terms are interchangeable) is that the most important part of the activity is the … Continue reading

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Make Physical Distancing Fun with This SEL and Movement Activity

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play On Your Spot is a multi-layered activity for children ages three to eight. It is especially pertinent now that many children are … Continue reading

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Movement Activities for Teaching Listening Skills

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Here are three playful dance games that reinforce listening skills, impulse control, and delaying gratification. In these activities, children listen for and … Continue reading

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