I love the movement quality melt. I think it’s probably the most fun one to do and absolutely the most fun one to teach, mostly because you can talk about ice cream! This week I have been focusing on the word melt but I realized that it’s a really hard concept for littles to understand in their bodies. Here’s a little trick:
If you ask them to melt they will fall to the floor really fast, no matter how many times you practice doing it. While we practiced I had the idea to try just one body part instead of the whole body. This works, my friends!
To show the contrast we sat down and just used our arms. I asked them to raise their arms over their head and then move them to their lap fast. Then I asked them to raise their arms again and all together we melted our arms. It took so loooooooooooooong. We repeated it a few times.
Then we got up and tried it with our whole bodies! It worked! I could see they understood the “melting” quality after I showed the what the opposite of it was. I was so excited about this, and will use it for in every lesson for melt from here until the end of time. 😉
Do you teach the movement quality melt? Do you have any tricks to getting your littles to understand it in their bodies? I would love to hear!
p.s. speaking of melting.