Everyday in some way or another, I get the chance to pretend to fly around the world with my co-pilot also known as my 10 year old client. We dive into the sky together and learn and practice how to be co-pilots. We navigate sharing our ideas and expressing ourselves to each other when we … Continue reading Come Fly With Me
As I have shared in the past with you, I create and play games in the play yard in the afternoon with the mixed age group of children ages 2-4. This is a large age difference and is very interesting to observe these different humans together. How they interact with each other and how they … Continue reading “What do you like?” Game
As both a Teacher and a Dance/Movement therapist, I have the luxury to step into both shoes at the preschool that I work with and share my love for both. While we play outside in the afternoon, there are times when I have to be a Hawk and watch and observe the children making sure … Continue reading “Teacher Rachael, Let’s Play the Movement Game!”
As a preschool teacher, there are many moments that are so rewarding and others, that are difficult, unsolvable, frustrating, and exhausting. People always ask, what is it that I am teaching. I often say, “Teaching them how to be human.” It’s more about teaching them how to be a communicative, kind, open, confident, self-loving human … Continue reading The Talking Bracelet
As I contemplate what to write about, I think about what we all hear pretty often around this time of year. Through social media, commercials, ads, etc, we’re told either directly or indirectly that we must be better. The new year represents a time to start over. But does it also mean to reflect? I … Continue reading A New Year, A New You?
Even though I didn’t have one particular stuffed animal or material when I was a child, I have always been fond of stuffed animals. I had a million. If you were born in the early 90’s, perhaps you had one of these as well which is the hanging canopy over your bed where your stuffed … Continue reading The magic behind Stuffed Animals and objects…
Play is a four lettered word that has so much meaning and joy to it. Everyone can relate to this word somehow. When I was little I would play fairies and mermaids and play with my dollhouse, play inside, play outside, play with markers, and even, play with my fingers. Even as an adult, I … Continue reading Play.
Mmm the Magic Blanket. Sounds magical right? Well it definitely is. It can transport you anywhere you would like to go while feeling safe, contained, and connected. This is a special tool that is very well known to Dance/Movement Therapists and perhaps other expressive art therapists, educators, or occupational therapists. I discovered this Body Band … Continue reading The Magic Blanket
Moving Hearts: Dancing Towards Love What Would Rachael Do? December 30, 2016 I have been fortunate enough to be working at a private preschool in the west village for three years as the Toddler Head Teacher. Besides studying dance/movement therapy, I also have my bachelors in Child Adolescent Development. This major allows for one to … Continue reading Teacher Rachael
Moving Hearts: Dancing Towards Love What Would Rachael Do? July 21, 2016 Even though I am a dance/movement therapist and I know the true power in movement and expressing oneself, I don’t do it enough. I have often joked with my family that we should do dance therapy when there are conflicts or when it … Continue reading Dancing with my family