Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, established to provide a network of communication, encourage teacher development, and advocate education of parents, classroom teachers and administrators.

 

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  • Infant Reflexes: Fast Track to Motor Skills

    Author Eve Kodiak

    By Eve Kodiak, M.M.
    Author, Consultant and Creator of “Sound Intelligence”

    It’s almost impossible to make music with children without moving. Children naturally wiggle and shake and clap and jump, run and skip and play. And music naturally inspires all of us to move along.

    When I teach my SOUND INTELLIGENCE™ workshops, I am often asked, “Isn’t it enough just to have the kids move? Why are some movements better than others?” Most movement is good movement. But, neurologically speaking, all movement is not created equal. There are certain movement patterns that can actually be a fast track to all aspects of development: cognitive, social, and gross and fine motor skills. These movements are based on infant reflexes. Infant reflexes are a universal language of movement that all babies inherently know. Starting almost with conception, specific movement patterns appear, become active, and then integrate into a…

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