At Amrita, as we recognize that the arts are fundamental to the development of children. It was founded to promote early imaginative learning through hands-on experiences in visual art, theatre, and music for the purpose of fostering understanding through cultural enrichment.
ART & CRAFT
ART PROJECTS AS MECHANISMS FOR LEARNING
Our curriculum incorporates amazing art & Craft projects as mechanisms for learning. Through Craft Activities, children become directly engaged with what they are learning and fully immersed in the subject at hand. Through painting, collage, water-color, sketching, building, and construction – the children’s spatial awareness and sensitivity are triggered and a deeper level of intellectual and thematic thinking can be reached.
MOVEMENT AND MUSIC ARE INTEGRAL FACETS OF OUR CURRICULUM
“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”
During our music and musical theatre classes, we introduce the basic components of theatrical expression while teaching the songs and performances are part of our daily circle time and our monthly festivals. Through Storytelling and Puppetry, we teach them to express themselves with a combination of movement and music. Kids process information as they move; they learn letters, which become the rhythm of their larger motor-skills as they move in time and in harmony with their bodies. This supports thinking and language acquisition, as movement is a great way to access one’s working memory and encode new information in one’s long-term memory.
When children connect certain movements with musical notes, they are able to memorize words more easily in another languages, as well as in English. Therefore, movement and music are very much tied together in our modes of instruction and are integral facets of our curriculum and educational programs.
When a child dances, they learn about how their body can move. They experiment with travelling motions such as walking, sliding and jumping, as well as other movements like twisting, bobbing and bending.
Dancing uses different muscles than simply standing and walking around does, which strengthens them. Through dance, children learn to coordinate and control their bodies and the movement helps them develop spatial awareness.