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Music and Movement

Posted by: The Lehigh Valley JCC
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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.

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BLOCK BUILDING: One of the Most Enriching Activities for Kids at the JCC of Lehigh Valley

Posted by: The Lehigh Valley JCC

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.

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The Power of Play

Posted by: The Lehigh Valley JCC
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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.

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