Observe the child while dancing to music.
If the child does not dance to music spontaneously, the adult can dance and encourage the child to dance along.
The child lifts one foot and then the other while moving back-and-forth and side-to-side.
Dancing encourages the child to shift her weight in different directions. This helps build balance and rhythmic coordinated movements. Encourage early childhood educators and parents to have fun dancing with the child.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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