language of the body

At elc international schools, children have an opportunity to communicate, explore and learn a wide range of body languages through play, soccer, basket ball, swimming, ballet, Thai dance and creative movement.

The body assumes postures, poses, angles, and movement motifs that communicate joy, sadness, conflict, and other emotions. When playing sports, the child moves in ways that instruct a team member what to do: to fake to the right, to mask a move, receive a pass.

Dance clearly requires exquisite sensitivity to what the dance partner’s body has yet not done, but could do, if properly signaled at the correct time. Motion and posture have the power to express emotions and communicate instructions, These are just some ways children demonstrate languages of the body.