- Body: Shape (curves, various shapes); Parts: head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, back, stomach
- Time: Speed: slow, medium, fast
Yummy and Dooter were due for another Alphabet Dance experience. I chose the letter T this time, for Twirl & Twist. We've been doing a lot of dancing to Christmas music in our house these days and Boney M really gets the kids moving. Yummy's favourite is their version of Joy to The World.
Both my kids are quite talented at twirling (what is the fascination with spinning?? I spin around once and I could barf), but I did needed to explain the difference between twirling and twisting to Yummy. I explained that twirling is going all the way around, while twisting goes side to side or back and forth (I demonstrated with a pretty awesome version of The Twist).
So we twirled and twisted.
Then we tried twirling and twisting different parts: our heads, our arms, our hands. Dooter thought my twirling head was hilarious -he laughed and laughed.
We even sat and lay on the floor and twirled our feet in circles.
As the music changed, from the quicker-paced Joy to the World to the Boney M's slower Oh Christmas Tree, I was able to throw in another Element of Dance -Time. Our twirls and twists went from fast to slow. It made for a nice cool-down, before the kids headed to their rooms for Nap/Quiet Time.
This activity explores these Elements of Dance:
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