Connecting information to music and dance moves enhances Short-term and Long-term Memory by drawing on auditory processes and the cognitive benefits of physical activity. When students create their own songs and corresponding dance moves, they activate even more cognitive processes by reflecting on how to represent what they are learning.
Watch how these elementary students perform a song and dance to practice their Alphabet Knowledge. Through movement and rhythm, these students are able to practice the letters and sounds of the alphabet.
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Learn how Toca Dance Free allows learners to create instrumental songs and choreograph dance moves in a playful environment. Through this engaging and fun activity, learners can explore and create their own understandings of content.