Sunday, August 16, 2009

Resources and Props I am thinking about...

I am thinking of purchasing the book "Brain-Compatible Dance Education." Anne Green Gilbert has created a way to make dance and movement fun and also make it count! It's called the brain dance and it can be used with all ages. I plan on using it with my preschool students this year, I think they would really enjoy it and what a quick and easy way to get the kids warmed up and thinking at the same time. I have some material on it already but would love to learn more about it. Any thoughts? It's $55.00 from the website

Fluffo Balls- I found these at discount school supply and think that my preschoolers would really love them. Similar to Koosh balls, they are softer and can be put into the washing machine to stay germ free (not that I have one) They are quite pricey though so I am gathering ideas of what I can do with them with the littles. Any ideas? I am thinking they may fight over the colors..."you get what you get and you don't get upset" Right?

Yoga Pretzels- I am looking to incorporate some yoga into my curriculum this year. As I learn more about yoga, I am interested in how I can incorporate it into my ballet and creative movement classes. I am thinking about purchasing these yoga cards with pictures and stories on them. What do you think? I am sure my kids would love them and they would be well worth $10.00. I found them on Amazon

Please share your thoughts and ideas...

In the meantime movecreateeducate...


  1. The gym teacher at my school uses the fluff balls for everything. They can transform to be anything you want and are very helpful in the movement class. Not sure how expensive they are, but the kids love them!

  2. Lisa, I didn't know you had a blog! How exciting, I will follow it now! Thanks for the tip on the fluff balls. I found them for $10 for every 3. Which is great if you only have 3 students! haha jk

    Thanks for posting... keep reading and writing!