We always cooperate with some movement activities in every creative session at SCW.
The movement activities are a wonderful way to open the sessions, engaging the children with the activity, enhancing concentration and bringing a feeling of group spirit to the session. Movement activities are fun and give an opportunity where everyone can participate without judgment or outcome.
Children love to engage their bodies in movement and play activities and in this specific session we focused on playing and moving with balloons. The children can learn about the colour and shape of the balloon, they can practice their ability to balance their bodies in movement activities, their eye movement and overall cross motor co-ordination is also enhanced. Further to this they can use different body parts to play with the balloon. Our aim and desire is to provide a space in the workshops where children can explore what is inside them through movement and creative activities.
We finish with a quote by Erik Erikson:
You see a child play, and it is so close to seeing an artist paint, for in play a child says things without uttering a word.
You can see how he solves his problems. You can also see what is wrong.
Young children, especially, have enormous creativity, and whatever is in them rises to the surface in free play.