In movement classes, the children are learning a movement-based approach to influencing and managing their emotions and behavior. They do movement explorations, somatic practices, and dynamic games that continue to build and develop throughout the year to create a somatic foundation for social-emotional growth and development.
The children are learning how they can influence the shape and intensity of their actions. They discover how this affects their feelings and how they can influence their feelings and behavior by shifting their physical shape and modulating their intensity. “How can you apply this learning to how you relate to others, the group and yourself?”
This social-emotional movement approach is deeply informed by Formative Psychology® and adds a practical, somatic dimension to the Zones of Regulation® which is already a part of The Berkeley School curriculum.