Creative Expression

Creative Expression.  Children have to deal with that the were told “dont say no to me” and “no yelling in the house”  Children typically don’t trust their bodies because they have gotten in trouble before and they are embarrassed by their self expression.  “Don’t look like a fool”, I was told by one of the kids recently.  We create a safe space working with African drums, singing and dancing as a way to encourage them to come out and play.  We distinguish supression, ex-pression, music, harmony, dis-harmony, and rhythm.