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The Importance of Movement


Here at Galilee, we believe that play is the most important work our students will do during their school day. Children gain the most out of experiential learning - being able to do and reflect about their learning. Our students acquire knowledge when our classes are full of movement, imagination, and opportunities for self-directed play. Movement helps our children to connect concepts discussed in class to actions.

Children between the ages of 3-6 years are still learning to maneuver their bodies and orient themselves in space, so movement activities are a part of every school day. Using movement-related activities and having open-concept classrooms allow our students to experience school with all of their senses. That's why you will see our students singing, dancing, using hand motions, and moving about the classroom every day. Plus, it's just fun!

For more information, check out this article from The Atlantic.


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