Breathe, Stretch, Write
Learning to Write With Everything You've Got
The creative exercises in this innovative book use simple movements and yoga principles to boost children’s creativity as they write and play with words and ideas.
Designed to spark imagination and enhance creativity, the guided exercises and fun-filled suggestions in this remarkable book integrate elements of writing with body awareness and physical fitness to create a safe and joyful learning experience. The book is based on workshops the author has led for more than twenty years: workshops that focus on exercises and creative prompts that integrate mind, body and spirit. This friendly guide has evolved from the author’s own experience as a writer and teacher who marvelled at how yoga and movement affected the flow of her creative work and the clarity of her writing.
Breathe, stretch, write supports learning that is cooperative and involves strength, flexibility and mental discipline. From simple standing and sitting poses that centre the mind, to exercises that get bodies and brains moving, the power of movement is used to make the connection between breath (respiration) and creativity (inspiration). The exercises are grouped to suit any classroom structure and a variety of abilities:
- standing exercises
- sitting exercises
- reclining exercises
- moving exercises
- group exercises.
Today more than ever, students need to move and find ways to be healthier. This book combines writing and creative exercises with the most basic movements that are easy to incorporate in classroom instruction. Useful and inspiring for teachers and students alike, the book challenges teachers to refresh, inspire and commit to finding the fun in learning.
This proven approach to getting kids moving and writing improves not only student language skills but also their confidence as healthy and active learners. It champions students that are stronger physically and mentally, and better able to cope with the stress of school and life.
|Publish date||2020-07-07 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||Pembroke Publishers|
|Key Learning Area||English|