Hot off the presses....my recent article for Primary PTA magazine, arguing that the arts and creative subjects are vital for our young children.
My thanks to editor Callum Fauser for allowing reproduction, and if you want to know more, details of this and their other magazines and resources are available at: https://www.teachwire.net
Just in case you missed it, this is my article from the current editions of those two magazines,
LET’S GET PHYSICAL!
Children are physical creatures. I don’t need to tell you that. From the very beginning, they express themselves with their whole bodies. During the earliest of early years, when they know the cadence of language, but don’t necessarily have the vocabulary to fit the tune, they are already using gestures to help make themselves understood - and they learn those gestures from us.
It’s intriguing to me that whilst we accept the development of a regional accent, there is little thought given to the physical habits a young child might pick up - and this happens in school as well at at home.