My blog is still pretty new, and I'm always contemplating what direction I want it to take as time goes on. Well, I am happy to report that my new friend--the creative and energetic Maria Hanley of Maria's Movers in New York--and I have been developing a collaboration for the new year that will take my blog in a slightly new (and exciting) direction.
Introducing Maria Hanley...
Read It. Move It. Share It.
Maria loves to integrate picture books into her creative movement classes for boys and girls ages 2 to 6. So, each month on my blog I am going to recommend a picture book for her to use in her classes. Sometimes I'll blog about a book that is directly related to dance, and other times I'll choose one with a more subtle movement theme. I might even choose a book that doesn't seem related to dance at all, but that I think could spark some creative ideas for teachers of childhood movement. On the same day I post about the book, Maria will blog about how she used the book in her classes and how the kids responded.
We hope this new collaboration will give you some fresh ideas for incorporating picture books into creative dance classes, reading time at home, and other forms of early childhood education. Look for our January book soon, and have a safe and happy new year!!