Join master movement teacher Valerie Baadh Garrett as she leads a seminar with Key Principles for action games, and then shares direct application of those principles with some of the fun and integrative movement games for young children, with insights on just how to lead them, why they’re important, and the nuances of each subtle gesture.
In Study of Man, Rudolf Steiner spoke of our bones as the thinking parts of the body. Staves are the expression of bone in body. Stave activities are particularly important developmentally beginning in preadolescence when students increasingly experience strengthening muscles, stretching tendons, and lengthening bones.
Not meant as medical advice, these guidelines by Dr. Susan Johnson are intended to help parents and early-childhood educators notice movement integration and development in the young child.
Common patterns of movement relationships reappear and develop again and again in games and dances from many cultures and times. In circles, spirals, squares or facing lines, each era in history seeming to have particular forms and shapes of dancing.