Dance Painting Reduces Stress
I found this post today about dance painting and I’d love to try it with Sydney. I’m not sure how well it would go as the performance anxiety might over rule my enthusiasm. Lately it has been all about painting and drawing and colouring for her and it seems like a wonderful opportunity to let her creativity and vision come to life. Take a look at what it takes to encorporate in some dance painting to relieve anxiety in our wondeful children.
By Lori Lite and Sherry Segal
Separation anxiety, sharing teacher’s attention with a group, making new friends, taking turns, controlling impulses can all be exciting but stressful new learning experiences for preschoolers.
With 70% of grade school age children admitting that they worry, it is never too early to introduce relaxation to children. This creative activity makes for stress free fun!
Stress can affect anyone who feels overwhelmed — even preschoolers.
A wonderful activity to help preschoolers reduce anxiety and stress is dance painting.
The combination of dance and play provides them with the perfect opportunity to really let loose!
Here’s what you will need:
• Mural paper or craft paper
• Pans (for paint)
Originally posted October 20, 2010 on the Raising Socially Anxious Childrens Blog