• Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me™

    A Peek Inside
  • Separation anxiety, the fear of a child being separated from their parent or guardian, occurs primarily in young children up until around 3 years old. Separation anxiety may be amplified during times of stress, including trying new activities, going to school, or being left in the care of someone new. That’s why Dance Exploration introduced their Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me class for children ages 18months-3. The goal of this class is to introduce young children to a new activity with the help of their parent or caregiver to relieve the anxiety associated with trying a new activity.

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  • As the title of the class suggests, we also include Teddy Bears throughout class activities. Teddy Bears have been proven to relieve stress in children and adults! You can learn more about the Social Impact of Teddy Bears in our blog post on the subject. 

    We incorporate them specifically into our Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me classes because of the calming effect Teddy Bears have on relieving stress and anxiety. Numerous studies and research show that stroking a teddy bear’s fur can be very therapeutic. One psychologist, Corrine Sweet, says “it evokes a sense of peace, security and comfort. It’s human nature to crave these feelings from childhood to adult life” (Llorens, 2012). An additional study (Jarrett, 2011) shows that touching a teddy bear can lessen the adverse psychological effects of social exclusion and reduce stress – which is why teddy bears are often times given to trauma victims.

  • Enroll in Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me™ Class

  • Class Details

    • Ages:
      18 Months - 3 years old
    • Class Style:
      Parent Participation
    • Class Length:
      30 Minutes
    • Student to Teacher Ratio:
      1:10
    • Class Location:
      Castle Rock Community Recreation Center

      2301 Woodlands Blvd Castle Rock, CO
    • Day of the Week and Times:
      Tuesdays - 9:30-10:00am

  • What will my Child Learn?

    Gross and Fine Motor Development
    • Children will learn basic fine motor skills and improved hand strength when they grasp props and toys
    • Through balance, stretching and coordination activities, children will strengthen muscles needed for continued gross motor development as well as improve posture
    • Children will improve hand-eye coordination by waving and playing with scarves, parachutes and bubbles
    Cognitive Development
    • Children will learn concepts such as over, under, through, around, etc during Story Dance Pathway™ Activities
    • Children will improve memory skills as they complete weekly progressions
    • Children will learn how to adjust movement when hearing tempo changes in music
    Social and Emotional Development
    • Children will learn to interact with other children and how they can exist with others in space while moving
    • Patience and sharing are practiced skills in the Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me™ classes
    Language Skills
    • Children will learn new dance terminology and how to associate that terminology with the correct movement
    • Students will learn how to express their needs, desires and problems to not only their care givers, but also their dance teacher
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