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Infant and Toddler Drama: Pizza Man In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Katherine Lyons demonstrates dramatizing characters to imitate and follow directions, identify different animals and their sounds, learn new vocabulary, and explore positional words through physical movement. 
Katherine Lyons with a book
Infant and Toddler Drama: Humpty Dumpty 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
Story Dramatization: Growth Patterns and Positional Language In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Katherine Lyons demonstrates using props to sequence a story and learn math vocabulary. 
Katherine Lyons shows a child how to tell a story through props in a classroom
I Have a Box: Exploring Setting and Characterization 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
Keep the Beat Chant In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Maria Tripodi demonstrates a chant that incorporates levels, directions, and body parts.
Teacher gives children turns beating a frame drum
Infants and Toddlers: Front, Back, Up, Down Song In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Maria Tripodi demonstrates how infants and toddlers can experience movement, direction, and navigation through space while the caregiver describes different movements using song.
Parents play with musical instruments with an infant
Infants and Toddlers: Bubble Dance for Spatial and Body Awareness 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
Bag of Dances: Using Objects to Inspire Movement Patterns 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
Jack and the Beanstalk: Exploring Math and Science through Dance 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 in a classroom with children, using string to explore shapes
Self-Space Bubble In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates the importance of self-space in order to move safely in the classroom, utilize movements and skills for dance, and promote self regulation and classroom management.
Laura Schandelmeier works on body shapes with a child and a teacher in a classroom

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