Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’

What is it?

‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ is a short course combining print making and dance to help 2 year old children build their awareness of their bodies and themselves.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Who is it for?

It aimed at 2 year olds and their early years practitioners, and is ideal for a nursery or pre-school setting.

What’s Involved?

Where’s your head? Can you wiggle your hips? What’s that running up your spine?  Over six weeks, Carousel artists collaborate using print making and dance to help 2 year old children build their awareness of their bodies and themselves. Using sensory work, puddle jumping, jelly wobbling, pulling, ducking, rolling, balloon bouncing and a printing press, children move through the different part of the body drawing attention to them and discovering how we can use them.

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A kit exploring play ideas for body awareness.

A kit exploring play ideas for body awareness.

Download the Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Carousel Kit… a kit exploring play ideas for body awareness.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Carousel Kit has been an enormously successful project with a proven impact to make a difference. The Carousel Project is now wanting to explore more opportunities to deliver the course and build upon this strong start.

Background to the course

The course has been developed based on the findings from our Action Research project,Round and Round you Turn Me, in partnership with University of Exeter’s (UoE) Graduate School of Education, via Dr Kerry Chappell.  Through this project we researched into ‘how and why creativity has an impact on young lives’, delivering six mini projects over 2013/14, across a diverse range of early years settings, targeting a variety of age-ranges under 5.

Find out more about ‘Round and Round you Turn Me‘ and watch the film below.

Round and Round You Turn Me – An Action Research Project from RA Projects on Vimeo.

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If you are interested in booking the course,  or to find out more, please contact katherine@thecarouselproject.org.uk. We are always keen to work with EY setting to raise the funds to deliver our courses so please do get in touch.