15 Minutes of Family Fun – Freeze Dance
Date posted: January 8, 2014
Freeze Dance is a fun activity that uses music and movement. You need space for dancing and something to make music that is easy to start and stop (e.g. CD player, musical instrument, your voice). The game is simple. Play or make music and invite your child to move to the music. When it stops, the adult says ‘freeze’ and the child holds their position until the music starts again. For young children, pause the music for 3 or 4 seconds. Try different kinds of movements and different kinds of music.
For details on how to do this activity with 3 to 5 years olds, click here.
In addition to developing motor control and coordination, this activity encourages creativity and self-expression, and helps children learn to listen and respond quickly.
And, Freeze Dance isn’t just for preschoolers. Here’s one teacher explaining how she uses Freeze Dance in the classroom:
Family Literacy Day is celebrated on January 27th each year. This year’s theme is 15 Minutes of Fun!