• Mother Goose on the Loose

    Class Description
  • Broadway Exploration’s Mother Goose on the Loose class is an upbeat kids finger puppet class that gets toddlers playing, singing, and moving to some of their favorite nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is designed as an interactive, play-time theatre class with a goal to introduce acting, improv and puppetry to toddlers.  Class Flow is designed by the ‘Dance to Learn!’® Curriculum with the whole child in mind and has been created around a child’s cognitive, language, social and motor development to form the 5 Methods of Dance and Performance Arts™. Each month, Dance Exploration designs the class around a new monthly theme to keep the classes fun and exciting as part of our ‘Dance to Discover!™ method. For example, our ‘Farm Animals’ theme could have us finger playing to nursery rhymes such as “Old MacDonald had a Farm” or “Baa Baa Black Sheep” or even “Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle.” Each week, the class structure remains the same with classes beginning with a warm up and stretches on the floor and slowly moving to standing as we sing and play with our finger puppets.  After warming up, we begin interactive play where we manipulate and play out different scenarios with our finger puppets. For example, if we are on a farm, we can finger play farm life and how our animals would interact. What sounds do they make? How do they move? Children are nurtured by their instructor through a positive “Yes!” environment, and the small class size ensures the personal attention needed at this stage of learning. Mother Goose on the Loose classes include participation in the Dance Exploration, LLC ‘Dance to Learn!’® at Home with Me™ Program!

     
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  • Class Details

    • Ages:
      1.5 - 3 years old
    • Class Style:
      Kiss and Go
    • Class Length:
      20 Minutes
    • Teacher to Student Ratio:
      1:10
  • What will my Child Learn?

    Gross and Fine Motor Development
    • Moving and manipulating finger puppets is a great exercise for strengthening fine motor development
    • Toddlers will stretch and move while playing with their finger puppets to ensure whole body movement to sharpen gross motor development
    • Children will improve hand-eye coordination by waving and playing with their finger puppets
    Cognitive Development
    • Toddlers will improve rhythm and counting as they sing, play and dance to upbeat and popular nursery rhymes
    • Toddlers will learn how to associate words in the rhymes with associated movements and sounds, for example, if dancing to Old MacDonald had a Farm, they will learn how different animals may move and the sounds they make
    • Children will improve their memory as they sing, play and dance to new nursery rhymes
    Social and Emotional Development
    • Children will learn to interact with other children and how they can exist with others in space while moving
    • Toddlers will learn important spatial skills as they are challenged to move and play in personal space as well as general space and how they should interact when meeting another person in space
    Language Skills
    • Children will learn new terminology as it relates to acting, improv and dance and how to associate that terminology with the correct movements and behaviors
    • Students will learn how to express their needs, desires and problems to not only their peers, but also their dance teacher
    • Through singing and chanting the nursery rhymes children may learn new words and how to associate those words with associated movement
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