PADI Programs

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“Literacy through Movement”

An interactive children’s program that promotes reading, stimulates new ideas, nurtures the kinesthetic intelligence, and sparks children’s interested in dance by bringing books to life.  It has been offered successfully to elementary school students in southern New Mexico since 2009.


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Methods In Learning Kinesthetically (MILK)

MILK supports child-centered learning by sending specialists to train primary-grade teachers in building reading comprehension and interpretation skills through interactive and interpretative movement.  As an additional learning input system, MILK supports the basic components of literacy such as phonemic awareness, spelling skills, fluency, vocabulary, and writing.