Music, movement and art are integrated into the curriculum at The Brownstone School on a daily basis by the classroom teachers. Their efforts are supported and enhanced by the talents and experiences of our enrichment teachers who are specialists in music and movement education for young children. Our music specialist visits with the classes once a week, introducing the students to a wide range of musical instruments, styles and songs, expanding their knowledge of the musical traditions of various cultures.
Young children love to move their bodies and are working hard to develop gross motor skills. With the assistance of our yoga specialist, the children learn how to manipulate their bodies in new and different ways. From the physical perspective, yoga is an excellent tool for building strength, coordination, mobility and balance. The yoga program develops the children's proprioception and spatial awareness. Yoga also teaches the children mindfulness, building their listening skills and increasing their ability to focus. Yoga helps children to manage emotional upsets and cope with stressful events.
Through TADA!, our classrooms are provided innovative, engaging, accessible, and high-quality musical theater programming that educates, inspires, and empowers students. TADA! programming creates an environment that encourages and supports creativity. Through it all, students will be exposed to the joy and fun of musical theater every time they participate in TADA!.