Music and Movement
Music supports self-expression, cooperative play, creativity, emotional well- being, and development of social, cognitive, communication, and motor skills. Our classes include a weekly visit with our Music & Movement Specialist, Beth Szpak, who incorporates dance, recorded music, and rhythm instruments to support creative movement.
Early foreign language instruction sets the stage for students to develop advanced levels of proficiency in one or more languages. Our classes include a weekly half hour visit with Señora Franika Flores, who uses puppets, music, books, and props to teach the Spanish language.
The children look forward to our visit each month from Ms. Wendy Simon, Shaker Heights Public Library’s Early Literacy Specialist. Wendy shares a few favorite stories and flannel boards and provides a bag of books for each classroom.