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How Music Rewires the Brain

Discover the Long-Term Brain Benefits of Music

The power of music can literally rewire our brains. Studies have shown that music can create new neural pathways in the brains of children, allowing for improved memory, focus and emotional regulation. It can also improve our learning abilities, improve language skills and help our physical coordination! At Intellidance®, we’ve seen the incredible benefits music has on our students and make sure coordinating movement and music concepts are the driving forces of our curriculum. By understanding the benefits of music in our littlest dancers, we can make a positive impact on their long-term brain development!

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Cross-Fit For Your Brain

Listening to music is a full-on workout for the brain. Music processing requires the left and right hemispheres to communicate with one another. The creative right side of the brain interprets musical melodies and emotions. The logic-driven left side is activated by recognizing rhythmic and musical patterns, and language. By tapping into both sides of the brain, music can help enhance communication and creativity, as well as improve overall problem-solving skills.

Music Activates Almost the Entire Brain!

As stated above, music activates both the right and left hemispheres. But, let’s break that down even further. Music lights up the auditory lobes as we receive auditory stimulation (i.e. listening to the sounds). It also ignites the emotional processing areas of the brain including the prefrontal cortex, nucleus accumbens, amygdala and cerebellum. The hippocampus is used in creating new memories and experiences associated with music. Additionally, the motor and visual cortexes are activated! It’s the motor system that allows us to pick up the beat before we even begin to embody it. We receive more motor input from playing an instrument, singing and moving our bodies. Reading music and watching movement while listening to music activates the visual cortex. Literally, the entire brain is in use!

The real magic, however, is that the brain synchronizes all of these areas when listening to music. The only other time this happens is during social interaction. Just think of the power that comes from creating music in a group setting!

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Activation Equals Neuro Support

Our brain communicates with itself through neural pathways, i.e connections between the lobes. Think of these pathways as hiking trails. The trails that are used the most are the clearest of trees and grass. The ones that are used the least are covered in tall grasses, bushes, tree branches, etc. Music uses almost all of our brain’s “trails”, creating strong, clear pathways between sections. By having these strong neuro connections, we see increased benefits such as improved listening skills, empathy, emotional intelligence, communication, creative higher thinking, critical problem solving and more!

Music and Intellidance®

Music, movement and social interactions are the driving forces behind our Intellidance® classes. We utilize music in every aspect of class, from the welcome waltz to circle dances, lap and finger play, exploration and sensory activities. Connecting dance and music concepts provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, learn and create using multiple senses and intelligences. By addressing the possibilities and benefits of dance and music education, Intellidance® provides an innovative approach for young children to move-to-learn and learn-to-move!

African American baby sitting and smiling while playing with a maraca in one hand.

Learn more about what makes Intellidance® unique

The foundation of the Intellidance® Method is the combination of dance and music concepts, identifying specific vocabulary in dance and music, and developing the understanding of both through the connection between concepts. These connected concepts provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, practice, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. This is what makes the Intellidance® Method so unique!

Interested in learning more? Check out our website to continue reading about Intellidance® Method.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more FUN on purpose!

Playlist: Love Songs for Little Ones

Need some Valentine’s Day music ideas for your Intellidance® classes? No need to worry! We’ve created the sweetest playlist for you 💖

Check out this Intellidance® Spotify Playlist: Love Songs for Little Ones!

Continually updated, this 64-minute playlist is filled with loved-themed music by some of our favorite children’s artists and great “kid” friendly covers of classic love songs.

Spread the love of dance and music this February!

More Playlists

Looking for more premade Intellidance® Spotify playlists? Check these out!

Intellidance® Moving Through Literacy

Intellidance® Dance Party Time

Intellidance® Summertime Fun

Intellidance® Emergency Sub Lesson Plan: Space and Sound

Learn more about what makes Intellidance® unique

The foundation of the Intellidance® Method is the combination of dance and music concepts, identifying specific vocabulary in dance and music, and developing the understanding of both through the connection between concepts. These connected concepts provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, practice, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. This is what makes the Intellidance® Method so unique!

Interested in learning more? Check out our website to continue reading about Intellidance® Method.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more FUN on purpose!

The Benefits of Going Barefoot

Why Kids Should Kick Off Their Shoes and Play

Did you know that playing in bare feet helps with brain development in toddlers and kids? It’s a great way for them to develop sensory skills, understand spatial awareness, strengthen their feet and improve coordination and balance. Studies show that walking, playing and dancing without shoes provide exponential benefits for young kiddos!

Bare Feet and Cognitive Development

Research has shown that children’s cognitive function can be improved by playing and dancing on bare feet. Our feet are extremely sensitive and dancing barefoot can be wonderfully stimulating for our littlest dancers. It provides fun and engaging opportunities for them to explore their environment while improving their sensory processing skills. This can ultimately lead to the development of higher brain centers! Just think, playing in bare feet can be responsible for developing emotional control, problem-solving, language, social skills and self-assurance. Additionally, shoes can limit the sensory input received by kids’ feet, which can cause them to struggle with balance, coordination and agility. 

One major worry parents and caregivers have about their children running and playing without shoes is safety. This is a valid concern! Playing outside without shoes puts kids at risk of stepping in dog waste, broken glass, bugs, branches and twigs, and other environmental factors such as snow, ice and cold weather. However, children who play barefoot (inside and outside) develop a stronger sense of awareness of their surroundings, allowing them to notice unsafe objects quicker than those in shoes, and have tougher feet. Furthermore, kids are more likely to touch their faces, mouths and eyes with their hands than with their feet, so germs are spread more easily.

Foot Development

Oftentimes, shoes inhibit and restrict movement when children’s feet are continuing to grow, strengthen and develop. Baby and toddler’s feet are mostly made of cartilage, with bone developing over the first few years of life. As cartilage is extremely moldable, children whose feet are in restrictive shoes are not able to develop the flexibility needed for proper foot development. Kids need to walk, run, tiptoe and jump in order to gain the strength and mobility needed to support their growing bodies. This is done by exploring the world without shoes and allowing their feet to experience different textures and shapes.

Balance and Coordination

Additionally, it has been found that playing on bare feet can help improve coordination and balance. Balance and coordination are not only essential for physical growth and sports performance but also play an important role in intellectual development. As discussed above, shoes limit proprioceptive and vestibular input, which are required for balance and coordination. As babies, toddlers and children play and dance on uneven surfaces, their shoes do the balance work for them instead of their sensory systems developing appropriately. In the long run, balance and coordination are needed for tasks like reading and writing, which are essential for learning.

So, encourage your young dancers to take off their shoes and play! Not only will they have tons of fun, but they will also be helping their cognitive development. Barefoot play has been shown to help kids learn important problem-solving skills and think more creatively.

More Intellidance® Fun!

Check out our latest blog post series on baby motor development for 6 months, 7-9 months and 10-12 months old!

Learn more about what makes Intellidance® unique

The foundation of the Intellidance® Method is the combination of dance and music concepts, identifying specific vocabulary in dance and music, and developing the understanding of both through the connection between concepts. These connected concepts provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, practice, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. This is what makes the Intellidance® Method so unique!

Interested in learning more? Check out our website to continue reading about Intellidance® Method.

Look at me! I’m 10-12 months old!

Supporting and understanding babies creeping and crawling development at 10-12 months of age with Intellidance®.

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From 6 to 12 months, a baby’s perception of the world changes dramatically! Babies begin moving about their surroundings on their own, utilizing different locomotor movements instead of relying on their caregivers. The feeling of independence provides them with the opportunity to discover their bodies and the world around them, as well as to learn new things.

Between 10-12 months old, babies are really starting to explore their motor skills! During this time they’ll start to crawl, pull up onto their feet and even take a few steps! It’s truly amazing to watch as they gain confidence in their ability to move around. If you missed our previous posts, you can read about babies’ creeping and crawling development at 6 months old here, and from 7-9 months old here.

Motor Milestones at 10-12 Months Old

At 10-12 months, babies can…

  • Cruise around furniture
  • Walk while holding onto their caregiver’s hands
  • Climb upstairs
  • Stand with bent knees
  • Take their first steps

Please note – Every child develops differently. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to your pediatrician.

Intellidance® activities are designed to nurture the physical, emotional and cognitive development of our youngest dancers. Take a look at how our activities directly aid in crawling development for 10-12 month olds.

Finding Balance

Before babies begin walking, they must first learn how to balance themselves and maintain their orientation in space. This process is known as vestibular input or input from the vestibular system, which is a system of nerves located in the inner ear. Vestibular input helps us to maintain our balance and coordination while standing, walking and running. In babies, this system is not fully developed until around 6 months old and it can take up to 9 months for them to gain the necessary strength and coordination to walk.

Intellidance® Activity: Here We Go Bumpy Boo

Knee bounce activities, such as Here We Go Bumpy Boo, are a great way to incorporate vestibular input into your Intellidance® Babies Classes. This activity is beneficial for balance and coordination, which are both important for a baby’s development as they learn to walk. The up-and-down movement of the knee bounce also helps to activate the vestibular system, which is important for balance. Overall, this is a fun and safe activity for babies that encourages strength, balance and coordination.

Climbing and Cruising

Babies’ climbing development is an amazing thing to behold! From their first attempts to pull themselves up to standing and eventually taking their first steps, watching a baby grow and develop their climbing skills is truly a remarkable experience. Not only does climbing help babies to become physically stronger and more coordinated, but it also plays an important role in their cognitive and social-emotional development. It encourages problem-solving, creativity and perseverance as babies practice and perfect their skills. Plus, climbing is a great way for babies to explore and interact with their environment. 

Intellidance® Activity: Obstacle Courses

Using an obstacle course is a great to way get creative in class and bring focus to your littlest dancer’s climbing skills. Remember: obstacle courses at this age don’t need to be elaborate! Stack a few mats for babies to practice climbing over and cruise along. Combine it with a tunnel to create over-and-under experience babies are sure to love.

Cross-Lateral Movements

It’s so exciting when babies begin to walk and toddle around! Cross-lateral movement is an important part of that development and can help to build skills like balance, coordination and agility. Cross-lateral movement is when one side of the body works while the other side is resting. It can help babies to transfer weight from one side to the other and involves activities like reaching, stepping and even crawling. There are lots of fun ways to help babies practice cross-lateral movement, like crawling through a tunnel, stepping over and around obstacles, and swinging their arms when walking.

Intellidance® Activity: Shoe a Little Horsey

The Shoe a Little Horsey activity reinforces crossing the midline, moving opposite sides of the body at the same time and building the neuro pathways between the left and right sides of the brain.

By providing babies with plenty of opportunities to explore, practice and learn through movement, we can help them develop the skills they need to walk.

For more baby activities, check out the Babies Playlist on our YouTube Channel.

Learn more about what makes Intellidance® unique

The foundation of the Intellidance® Method is the combination of dance and music concepts, identifying specific vocabulary in dance and music, and developing the understanding of both through the connection between concepts. These connected concepts provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, practice, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. This is what makes the Intellidance® Method so unique!

Interested in learning more? Check out our website to continue reading about Intellidance® Method.

Look at me! I’m 7-9 months old!

Supporting and understanding babies creeping and crawling development at 7-9 months of age with Intellidance®.

From 6 to 12 months, a baby’s perception of the world changes dramatically! Babies begin moving about their surroundings on their own, utilizing different locomotor movements instead of relying on their caregivers. The feeling of independence provides them with the opportunity to discover their bodies and the world around them, as well as to learn new things.

Babies typically begin crawling between 6-11 months old, with 50% of babies crawling by 8 months. If you missed our post on 6-month motor development, check it out here. There are tons of great nuggets of information on spinal development, rolling side to side and tummy time.

Creeping, crawling and toddling require babies to use their increasing strength and coordination through body and brain integration. As both sides of the body move in harmony, babies need to integrate their expanding strength and coordination. This cross-lateral body movement also aids brain expansion and growth!

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Motor Milestones at 7-9 Months Old

At 7-9 months old, babies can:

  • Sit independently
  • Crawl on their belly
  • Catch themselves when they lose balance while sitting
  • Hold their head up in any position
  • Belly creep
  • Crawl on hands and knees

Please note – Every child develops differently. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to your pediatrician.

Intellidance® activities are designed to nurture the physical, emotional and cognitive development of our youngest dancers. Take a look at how our activities directly aid in crawling development for 7-9 month olds.

Belly Creeping

Belly creeping, also called commando crawling, is moving with the belly still on the floor and is an essential precursor to crawling. The increased strength developed from pushing themselves backward on their tummy allows babies to gain the strength needed to rock side to side and alternate moving their legs. Pressing themselves up with their arms has given them the arm strength needed to press up onto all fours.

Babies quickly realize that belly creeping (with bare toes tucked under) will move them forward toward the object or person they want.

Intellidance® Activity: Fuzzy Caterpillar (with crawling)

Fuzzy Caterpillar is a wonderful activity that progresses from the rocking back and forth motion babies begin around 6 months all the way to creeping and crawling.

Cross-Lateral Movements

A new cross-lateral pattern (opposite sides of the body working together) is needed to maintain balance in a crawling movement. This movement pattern will be slow and a bit awkward at first, but over the next few months, babies gain coordination and motor around their surroundings at a surprising speed. This is the time baby-proofing and safety gates become a must in the studio!

Intellidance® Activity: Shoe a Little Horsey

The Shoe a Little Horsey activity reinforces crossing the midline, moving opposite sides of the body at the same time and building the neuro pathways between the left and right sides of the brain.

Eye Tracking

Movement specialists agree crawling is a very important stage of development that is not to be rushed. When babies move in this cross-lateral movement pattern, they’re not only coordinating both sides of their body but also integrating both sides of their brain! Additionally, they’re coordinating their vertical and horizontal eye movements which are the beginning foundations for reading, writing and sensory processing.

Intellidance® Activity: Grand Old Duke of York – Eye Tracking

Using egg shakers, rattles, scarves, or a soft toy work great for this activity! Moving the prop up, down and to the sides assists in developing verticle and horizontal eye tracking.

Learn more about what makes Intellidance® unique

The foundation of the Intellidance® Method is the combination of dance and music concepts, identifying specific vocabulary in dance and music, and developing the understanding of both through the connection between concepts. These connected concepts provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, practice, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. This is what makes the Intellidance® Method so unique!

Interested in learning more? Check out our website to continue reading about Intellidance® Method.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and continue dancing, moving and singing at home!

Look at me! I’m 6 months old!

Supporting and understanding babies creeping and crawling development at six months of age with Intellidance®

From 6 to 12 months, a baby’s perception of the world changes dramatically! Babies begin moving about their surroundings on their own, utilizing different locomotor movements instead of relying on their caregivers. The feeling of independence provides them with the opportunity to discover their bodies and the world around them, as well as to learn new things.

Creeping and Crawling

Before you can run, you must walk. And before you can walk, you must crawl. But, what comes before crawling? A lot! Babies must progress through several developmental milestones before successfully creeping and crawling. Babies typically begin crawling between 6-11 months old, with 50% of babies crawling by 8 months. Different muscle groups must work in unison before crawling can occur, including shoulders, spinal extensors, core, neck and arms.

Prior to crawling, spinal extension, rolling from front to back and back to front, pushing themselves backward while on their belly and pressing up into a plank all need to occur. As both sides of the body move in harmony, crawling and creeping require babies to integrate their expanding strength and coordination. This cross-lateral body movement also aids brain expansion and growth!

Intellidance® activities are designed to nurture the physical, emotional and cognitive development of our youngest dancers. Take a look at how our activities directly aid in crawling development.

Spinal Extension

As babies develop core and spinal strength, tummy time on the floor in dance class ensures their success in learning new locomotor skills. At 6 months you’ll notice that babies begin to do an “airplane fly”. Their spine is fully extended as they lift their legs and arms off the ground, requiring their core muscles to engage. This movement strengthens core muscles and provides greater support for the spine.

Intellidance® Activity: Magic Carpet Ride

Lay your baby front on top of a sturdy sheet or receiving blanket. Holding two corners of the blanket the caregiver gently pulls along a smooth surfaced floor (kitchen floors work very well). To maintain balance, the baby may extend into the airplane position. Start by moving in straight pathways. Once they are comfortable with this game and have increased their core stability, begin to expand the pathway into curved and zigzag pathways, always moving at a gentle, slow pace.

Rolling Back to Front and Front to Back

After they’ve mastered foundational movements and have spent time developing muscular strength, babies will begin to add this spinal extension to their side lying, giving them the control they need to completely roll from back to front and front to back.

Intellidance® Activity: London Bridge is Falling Down

Lay your baby on its back facing you. Taking their left hand and foot, gently guide their left body side towards the right, rolling them onto their right side. Then, guide their left body side back to neutral on their back. Repeat using their right hand and foot.

Pressing Up to Plank & Sliding Backward

As babies explore rolling movements, they will also begin using different push patterns. They may discover if they push with both hands their body slides backward through space. Be prepared for frustration with this movement pattern as rather than moving toward the object of interest, they are moving away from it.

Babies will also begin to coordinate their upper and lower body in a pull-push movement, pressing up onto their hands and tucking their bare toes under. They will enjoy this feeling of stability so be sure to give them ample barefoot time.

Once they have mastered the pull-push position, they may also explore changing levels by pushing themselves up into a plank position and then dropping back down to the ground. Essentially, they’re doing a pushup! Isn’t it amazing how strong they are? All of these movements prepare them for the belly creeping and crawling they will begin to explore in the next few months.

Intellidance® Activity: Fuzzy Caterpillar

Lay on your tummy pressing up into your hands, tucking your toes under facing your baby while singing her the Fuzzy Caterpillar Song. See if she will copy your pull-push movement.

It’s amazing what they can achieve when you sing, move and explore together in dance class!

Learn more about what makes Intellidance® unique

The foundation of the Intellidance® Method is the combination of dance and music concepts, identifying specific vocabulary in dance and music, and developing the understanding of both through the connection between concepts. These connected concepts provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, practice, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. This is what makes the Intellidance® Method so unique!

Interested in learning more? Check out our website to continue reading about Intellidance® Method.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and continue dancing, moving and singing at home!

Favorite Books

These are a few of our favorite… BOOKS!

We love how books can spark imagination during dance class and inspire creative lesson planning. Our list of favorite books narrows down the hundreds of titles out there. There are some books you can use in class to emphasize your lesson plan, while others can be read at home to gain a deeper understanding of your dancers. You can view the full list with links to purchase here.

Beloved Children’s Books

Using beloved children’s books as part of your lesson plans can help students learn concepts like Body Parts, Emotions and Locomotor Movement Skills. A few we enjoy incorporating into class include From Head to Toe by Eric Carle, The Way I Feel by Janan Cain and Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton!

Dance-Inspired Books

Dance-inspired books are an excellent way to teach your students about diversity, overcoming challenges, reinforcing specific dance steps and igniting creativity, as well as preparing students for their first dance class and recitals. You can easily prepare a lesson plan based on any of these dance-inspired books and create a class your students will love! A few books we enjoy include Boys Dance by John Robert Allman, Bella Bunny by Nina Koch, Tallulah’s Tap Shoes by Marilyn Singer and Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreas & Guy Parker-Rees.

Books For You to Read

We believe the key to being a teaching artist is understanding the “why” behind the “what”. Learning and absorbing information are always our top priorities! A few of our favorite books that keep our wheels turning include Brain-Compatible Dance Education by Anne Green Gilbert, This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin, A Moving Child is a Learning Child by Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy and Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain.

As Dr. Suess says, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” We hope our favorite books inspire you to read, learn and ignitie creavitity within your students!

More Fun on Purpose!

For more fun on purpose, check out our Moving Through Literacy Spotify Playlist!

Learn more about what makes Intellidance® unique

The foundation of the Intellidance® Method is the combination of dance and music concepts, identifying specific vocabulary in dance and music, and developing the understanding of both through the connection between concepts. These connected concepts provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, practice, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. This is what makes the Intellidance® Method so unique!

Interested in learning more? Check out our website to continue reading about Intellidance® Method.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and continue dancing, moving and singing at home!

Icicles and Snowflakes

Icicles and Snowflakes – A Finger Play Song for Preschoolers

Today we’re sharing the song Icicles and Snowflakes. This fingerplay song is a great way to introduce the concept of ENERGY to young children!

In this song, we explore the contrast between the smooth energy of snowflakes floating with the sharp energy of cold icicles.

Download your Icicles and Snowflakes activities to hand out to your students to emphasize sharp and smooth movements! Click the images below to download your PDFs.

Jagged icicles drawn in a dotted line with snowflakes at the bottom of the page. The top reads "Icicles and Snowflakes. Trace the dotted line to create sharp icicles."
The top reads "Soft, smooth snowflakes. Trace the dotted lines to create smooth falling snow." Three snowflakes are at the top of the page with smooth wavy dotted lines that connect to three snowflakes at the bottom.

Teaching the Whole Child

We love using this activity as an anticipatory set! This song allows children to visually, auditorily and physically experience the concept of energy before moving into a creative dance exploration.

They SEE the changes in energy by watching the movements. Try to emphasize the difference between the smooth, soft movements of snow to the sharp, hard energy of icicles.
They HEAR/SAY the concept words, sharp and smooth.
They FEEL the changes in their muscle tone throughout the song. Explain to your students that their muscles should feel soft and relaxed during the smooth, light snow. Then, explain how their muscles should contract and feel hard during the sharp movements of icicles.

This is one of the intentional ways we teach the WHOLE CHILD at Intellidance®️!

More Finger Play Songs and Activities

I’m a Little Cowboy

Tiny Tim

5 Little Snowmen

Pizza Pickle Pumpernickel

Learn more about what makes Intellidance® unique

The foundation of the Intellidance® Method is the combination of dance and music concepts, identifying specific vocabulary in dance and music and developing the understanding of both through the connection between concepts. This provides opportunities for children to explore, discover, practice, and create using multiple senses and intelligence. This is what makes the Intellidance® Method so unique.

Are you interested in learning more? Check out our website to continue reading about Intellidance® Method.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more FUN on purpose!

Watercolor Snowflake Craft

Watercolor Snowflake Coffee Filter Craft for Ages 3-8!

Looking for a simple snowflake craft to try with your early childhood students? Or, maybe your studio is hosting mini-camps over the holiday season? Try our watercolor snowflake craft! Great for ages 3-8.

What you’ll need:

This simple craft doesn’t require many materials. All you’ll need are small white coffee filters, washable markers, a spray bottle with water and child-safe scissors. Optional: hair dryer, something to put under the coffee filters when spraying with water and coffee (for yourself if you need a boost).

Make your snowflake!

  1. First, using the markers, decorate your coffee filter with multiple colors. Remind your students that the colors will all blend together, so it doesn’t have to be perfect! Also, any designs they make with shapes, animals, figures, etc. will blend together when they’re wet.
  2. Next, use your spray bottle with water and saturate the coffee filter with water. Allow the colors to blend together, creating the watercolor effect. This part might get messy! Have some paper towels ready to catch any drips and gloves if you want to save your hands from stains.
  3. Allow the coffee filter to dry. It takes about 15 minutes to let it air dry. Otherwise, use a hairdryer for a faster drying time. Just watch out for water splatters from the dryer blowing water off the filter.
  4. Once the coffee filter is dry, fold it into a small triangle. Then, use your scissors to cut small shapes along the folded edges of your triangle. (Cutting is a great fine motor activity!) If your dancers are still developing their scissors skills, it may be too difficult for them to hold the folded coffee filter and cut. To prevent feelings of frustration, help your dancer by securely holding the coffee filter while they do the cutting. Additionally, help your students if they’re not using child-safe scissors.
  5. Finally, open your filter and ta-da! You have a watercolor snowflake!

It’s that simple! This is a great craft to use at your winter camps and to share with your families for some at-home fun.

Looking for more craft fun?

For our friends in the southern hemisphere, or anyone looking for another fun craft idea to use in the studio, check out our Salty Watercolor Line Art Activity. This is a fun and educational craft to use any time of the year!

Learn more about what makes Intellidance® unique

The foundation of the Intellidance® Method is the combination of dance and music concepts, identifying specific vocabulary in dance and music, and developing the understanding of both through the connection between concepts. These connected concepts provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, practice, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. This is what makes the Intellidance® Method so unique.

Interested in learning more? Check out our website to continue reading about Intellidance® Method.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more FUN on purpose!

Triple Playlist Share: Holidays Galore!

Today we’re sharing THREE of our “Favorites” Spotify Playlists! It doesn’t matter whether it’s winter or summer where you live, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or even just love this time of year – we have a playlist for you!

Winter Holiday Favorites

This playlist features a variety of songs celebrating the Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holidays that are celebrated this month, plus some winter classics! It includes a mix of instrumental, jazz, pop, classical, dance, folk and children’s musical styles, providing you with a wide variety of ideas and inspiration to bring to your classes this season. Enjoy!

Winter Christmas Favorites

Celebrate Christmas with our wintery Christmas favorites, created by Intellidance® Advisory Board Member and Certified Instructor Liahona Walus. This new playlist is perfect for our friends living in the northern hemisphere! Included are family-friendly classics with a mix of instrumental, classical, folk, relaxation and children’s musical styles songs, providing you with inspiration for the entire holiday season.

Summer Christmas Favorites

This one is for our southern hemisphere friends! Celebrate Christmas in the summertime with this new Summer Christmas Favorites Playlist, created by Intellidance® Advisory Board Member and Certified Instructor Liahona Walus. Enjoy a mix of summery classics and children’s musical styles songs in your classes this month!

Looking for more Spotify Playlists?

Intellidance® Freeze Dance Favorites

Intellidance® Instrument Play-Along Songs

Intellidance® Cuddle and Relax

Learn more about what makes Intellidance® unique

The foundation of the Intellidance® Method is the combination of dance and music concepts, identifying specific vocabulary in dance and music, and developing the understanding of both through the connection between concepts. These connected concepts provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, practice, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. This is what makes the Intellidance® Method so unique!

Interested in learning more? Check out our website to continue reading about Intellidance® Method.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more FUN on purpose!