Music and Movement are vital parts of any school program. The value of these areas of a curriculum is seen in all domains of a child’s development – emotional, social, physical and intellectual.
Ever notice how almost every play area or classroom has a set of blocks available, including the classrooms here at JCC of Lehigh Valley? It’s for good reason - building blocks have long been considered a crucial skill set builder and an educational activity for kids.
The concept of “playtime” dates back all the way to the beginning of a child’s life, when we are trying to adapt to our world as newborns. At just a few months old, infants play with reachable items mostly in their hands and mouths. As they grow into toddlers, they develop playful associations with inanimate objects, such as holding up a piece of spaghetti and declaring it a worm.