Melody Movement Early Learning
The magical world of Melody Bear
Pre-school dance and beyond!
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‘Learning to dance and dancing to learn’™
Melody Movement with Melody Bear
Melody Movement introduces children to dance and movement using the natural actions of the body such as running, walking, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping. It is structured to aid children’s physical development, coordination, spatial awareness, sensory development, creativity and self-expression, working individually, with a partner, or as a group.
Melody Movement also introduces children to other fundamental curriculum learning skills such as counting, colour and shape recognition, vocabulary and language skills. The strength of the system is that learning is achieved through imaginative movement which is enjoyable and fun. Melody Movement provides every child with the opportunity to discover and fulfil their own potential whilst nurturing creative development.
Jill says, “Melody Movement instils a love of dance making it a positive element of their early lives which stays with them. They learn from a young age how music, movement, dance and the imagination can be combined to tell a story and convey emotions.”
The Melody Movement syllabus has been specially developed by Jill Bridger to promote young children’s physical fitness and early learning skills. The syllabus also complements the Early Years Foundation stage.
Visit our ‘classes’ page to find your nearest class.
Melody Bear shares her life outside the dance studio with her friends at class. Here is an example of one of her many creative themes from her ‘Busy Week’ stories. We look at the picture and dance her washing dance. Oh dear! It started to rain and we had to bring all our washing in quickly but the rain dance was fun too! Melody Bear had a good idea for us to make a magic spell for all the housework to be done for us!
Thank you Melody Bear.
Melody Movement Class-in-a-Box
The Melody Movement Class-in-a-Box is a gateway entry into the world of Melody Movement with an imaginative syllabus recommended for ages 2 to 4 years. This is the original package first introduced in 2006. Additional extension packages for teachers include; Melody Bear’s Busy Week, Melody Bear’s Comic Stories, Adventures with Melody Bear and Milligan Bear, Transitional Packs 1 and 2 and the popular Christmas with Melody Bear package.
Full details are available in the MMEL Teacher Resource Catalogue.