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In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Amanda Whiteman demonstrates how to use movement to establish character in a story while children observe and create movements of their own to represent characters from a story.

Amanda Whiteman with props on a drape

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Amanda Whiteman demonstrates how to use body shape to establish setting in a story as children follow a guided imagery/movement experience (making choices about straight and curved body shapes).

Amanda Whiteman helps a child make a body shape

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Katherine Lyons demonstrates using a rhyme to practice steady beat and learn positional words.

Headshot of Katherine Lyons laughing

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Katherine Lyons demonstrates using gestures to represent real objects and introduce characters of a story.

Katherine Lyons uses costume pieces to dramatize a story

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Maria Tripodi demonstrates how using bubbles can help children make observations and predictions and practice spatial awareness, navigation, and self-space.

Parent and toddler play with a colorful ball

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Amanda Whiteman demonstrates how to use objects to inspire movement patterns as children explore movements of objects and transfer that observation into their bodies to create simple pattern sequences.

Several colorful objects

 

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Melissa Richardson demonstrates how to use coffee can theater to dramatize a story, teaching children to repeat and create dialogue, change voices to play a character, and recall and sequence a story.

Melissa Richardson reading from a book

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