It’s geared towards children 3 years plus. However, even though Angelo is only two years old, he will follow direction. He’s had fun copying moves from me and quite recently when his god-sisters Miss A (7 yrs) and Miss E (3 yrs) visited, he followed Miss A’s lead. They had a sort of conga line going while doing the actions. Although, Angelo being Angelo had his break-out moments to do his thing.
Follow The Leader
The commands ‘dive like a dolphin’, ‘run like an ostrich’ , ‘bounce like an astronaut’ and ‘waddle like a walrus’ were just a few of his favourite actions. ‘Float like a swan’ was popular with the girls. Angelo’s vocabulary and understanding of emotions is growing every day, so I found it interesting when he told me the ‘prowl like a leopard’ command was ‘scary’. Don’t get me wrong he didn’t run off and stop playing or cowered in a corner, it’s just that he recognised the slight menacing predatory tone to the music. He did not find it ‘happy’ which is the term he uses to describe upbeat tunes.
On one occasion I sat and pressed the play button and left him to follow the commands. Due to his tender age he was only able to follow as directed when told to jump, run or bounce as he understood those basic commands. When told to float, scurry or sneak he was not sure what to do, so, he danced to the pace of the tune played. How’s that for improvisation…
The Benefits of Magic Moves
- increases vocabulary
- promotes physical activity as well as creative movement
- encourages them to listen, to follow instruction
- allows for improvement in gross motor skill development.
Please note this is not a sponsored post however, I was send the wand to trial and review. This opportunity was made possible by Blog-Match