Vocabulary development; support play with talk and sign (e.g. interpreting directions); pretending
Music (e.g. CD player, radio, singing)
Vigorous play; creativity and self-expression; social skills; developing movement skills (e.g. locomotor and body control)
How to Play
- Invite the children to move to the music (e.g. walk, skip, roll, twirl, sway). Stop the music and call “freeze.” The challenge for the children is to stay perfectly still until you start the music again (e.g. three to four seconds).
- Play freeze dance differently by:
- Calling out different characters or objects and have the children move like: an ice-skater spinning; a puppy with a sore paw; a cat talking a bird; a sleep racing car; a donkey pulling a very heavy load…
Excerpt from the HOP Early Learning Practitioners Resource (Decoda Literacy Solutions)