The concept of Freezing in place … :)

April 5, 2008 at 4:30 am | Posted in Brain Development, FOL, FUN, humor, Kindermusik | 2 Comments
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In our Kindermusik classes, especially Village (baby) class we explore the idea of playing with start and stop in many of our activities. This game we play with an activity utilizes a part of the brain that also is used for transitions, and turn taking. Anticipation is built as we wait for a cue from the children to move on with the activity. We additionally explore this stop and go aspect in the music we enjoy often in class. Music is sound and movement, and it is silence and stillness. Just as we experience art in terms of where it begins and ends in space, we experience music in terms of where it begins and ends in the time that surrounds it. 

Watch the following video as it explores the concept of stop and go in New York’s Grand Central Station as 207 individuals simultaneously FREEZE in place for five minutes. IT is the ultimate stop and go activity!

Thank you Lori Burkhardt for this great link!

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  1. Is this kind of like a flash mob? But its amazing Julie, I can’t imagine getting that many people for that still for that long-bet you can’t get your kids to stay still that long!

  2. Jessica,
    You would be amazed. I have had babies wait for over a minute in some classes. Currently I have a little guy who knows if he laughs we will continue the activity. His favorite is when we sing Old MacDonald Had a Farm and freeze on “E” before continuing the “IEIO”. He grins from ear to ear everytime! Julie


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