Did you know children as young as 6 months old can recognize the beat in music and dance along? And by 4 years old, most are ready to learn partner steps? This winter, Kiddie Academy asks children of all ages to dance at its 3rd annual DanceParty! event on Saturday, Feb. 24, starting at 10 a.m.
A leader in education-based child care and an advocate for musical education at every age, Kiddie Academy invites local families to join in this fun, free, indoor event hosted by Kiddie Academies of Reston . Attendees will learn an age-appropriate dance and then showcase their new moves in an energetic and exciting dance party.
The event is designed to bring local families together through music and dance, according to Kiddie Academy’s Vice President of Education, Richard Peterson, and to highlight the ways in which Kiddie Academy’s Music & More lessons build on the young child’s natural love of music, stories, movement and pretend play. “Music is an integral part of Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials® curriculum,” said Peterson. “Research shows that music can make your child a better learner. Exposure to music in an early learning setting can help children develop their reading and speech skills, while enabling them to focus better and develop socially.”