PLAY TOTS is back! For 2023!
At our PLAYTots workshops, we always try to fit in the 5 E’s: Exciting, enjoyable, educational, engaging, and entertaining! These are goals we aim to meet each week.
There are many benefits of music and movement for children ages 1-4. Here are some of the most notable ones:
Develops gross motor skills:
Music and movement activities involve physical movement and can help children develop gross motor skills, such as jumping, hopping, and dancing.
Enhances cognitive development:
Studies have shown that music and movement activities can enhance children’s cognitive development, including their memory, attention, and language skills.
Improves social skills:
Participating in music and movement activities with others can help children develop social skills, such as turn-taking, sharing, and cooperation.
Boosts emotional development:
Music has been shown to have a positive effect on mood, and can help children regulate their emotions and express themselves in a safe and fun way.
Music and movement activities can stimulate children’s imagination and creativity, helping them to develop their own unique ideas and expressions.
Supports language development:
Music and movement activities often involve singing and chanting, which can help children learn new words and develop their language skills.
Participating in music and movement activities can help children build self-confidence and self-esteem, as they learn new skills and express themselves in a supportive environment.