What you'll need:
String or yarn
Cassette player or CD player
Cassette or CD
As children begin to understand the joy of dancing, giving them a small prop will provide a fun variation on the activity and will encourage them to use more than just their feet when dancing.
Shred newspaper sections lengthwise, making long paper strips. (Sunday comics and other color pages make the best pom-poms.) Stack the strips; then tie the pieces together at their center with the string or yarn, making pom-poms.
What to do:
Find an open space where the child will have plenty of room to dance. Put on the music and let the child dance while waving the pom-poms. Try playing a variety of musical styles - jazz, classical, tango, waltz or disco. Encourage the child to change his or her movements to suit the music.