WITH DELIGHT is a 78-page
manual by Rebecca Kelly, co-founder of KIDS CO-MOTION, with a foreword
by child psychiatrist Dr. David Brashear, of Thomas Jefferson Universtiy
Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. It mixes commentary with anecdotal material,
providing an insightful and pragmatic guide for anyone desiring to teach
early childhood dance. Conveniently arranged by easy to look up topics.
WITH DELIGHT is a handy reference for any teacher
of young children. Using the laboratory of the dance program, Kelly discusses
early learning in the years beyond infancy and before school. She reveals
the experiences of families, both good and bad, funny and surprising, and from which a parent
or adult will certainly recognize the child under one's own care.
Chapters on Guildelines for Parents and Teachers, an Appendix of Physical
Milestones, and more; $40, plus shipping, allow two weeks. Sample chapter
HOW AN ACTIVITY CLASS BENEFITS YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT; CROSSING
THE THRESHOLD - Transitions. Gaining self-control. THE
BIG ISSUES Autonomy and separation. Encounters and challenges.
Jealousy. Aggression. Developing assurance. Controlling Mom. Controlling
Teacher. Routines. Rules. Celebrate your child's independence. The drive
to discover; FIRST TEACHERS AFTER MOM AND DAD - The Society
of learning. Modeling and identification. Ambiance for learning. Making
learning fun. Learning to prac-tice, pay attention, and ask for help.
ADAPTING TO CLASSROOM CHALLENGES; CIRCLES, FIRST SOCIAL GROUP,
HOW CHILDREN COPE WITH CHALLENGE - Shyness. What constitutes
pressure to a child in class? What constitutes pressure to a parent in
class? Biting. How can parents help child participate in class activity?
Nursing and wean-ing. When should you withdraw your child from an experience?
DAUGHTERS AND SONS - Channeling the energy. Aggression
or energy. Parent's re-actions.
DANCING WITH DELIGHT: BEING PHYSICAL
- Singing and talking. DANCE AS PHYSICAL MATH; DANCING
FOR TOTS -The joys of building movement vocabulary. TODDLERS
- Building dances. Pre-K to K - Being a dancer. SPECIAL
SITUATIONS - KCM for the physically challenged. KCM for the develop-mentally
challenged. KCM in daycare. Caregivers.