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In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Sue Trainor demonstrates a strategy to recall a favorite story and dramatize it in a playful way.

STAGES for Learning: Performing Arts Experiences for Early Childhood Education provides early childhood professionals and parents with effective approaches and arts experiences that have been tested and refined in preschool and kindergarten classrooms by teachers, teaching assistants, Wolf Trap Teaching Artists and, of course, children.

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Sue Trainor demonstrates a strategy for creating prior knowledge for a story through music and drama.

Sue Trainor sings with a teacher and children in a classroom

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Paige Hernandez demonstrates a technique for exploring emotions.

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In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Melissa Richardson demonstrates how to create a coffee can theater experience using manipulatives found around the house or classroom.

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Khaleshia Thorpe-Price demonstrates how a steam engine works using role-play, movement, and motion.

Child in a classroom

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Khaleshia Thorpe-Price demonstrates using locomotor and non-locomotor movement to explore energy and force.

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates how coffee can theater and dance elements can be used to teach foundational concepts in math and science. Video topics include AB patterns, money, skip counting, addition through part-part-whole, and plant growth cycle.

Laura Schandelmeier with children and teacher in classroom

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates how coffee can theater and dance elements can be used to teach foundational concepts in math and science. Video topics include AB patterns, money, skip counting, addition through part-part-whole, and plant growth cycle.

Laura Schandelmeier works with a little boy on dance concepts in classroom

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates how coffee can theater and dance elements can be used to teach foundational concepts in math and science. Video topics include AB patterns, money, skip counting, addition through part-part-whole, and plant growth cycle.

Laura Schandelmeier works with a child on straight lines in a classroom

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