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About

Nursery rhymes get kids moving with actions and combine two great loves of toddlers everywhere – music and motion! Your child will certainly get the giggles imitating you as you twist and turn to these cherished songs.

How To

What You’ll Need:

  • Nursery rhymes that include actions

 

I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little teapot, short and stout.
Here is my handle (one hand on hip),
here is my spout (other arm out straight to side).
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout.
Just tip me over and pour me out! (As song ends, lean over and tip arm out like a spout)

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Touch your hands to the body part as you sing them:
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.

Ask your child to stand in front of you. As you sing the song, add the actions and encourage your child to follow your movements.

Benefits

This Activity Helps Your Child’s Brain Develop:

  • Rhythm
  • Balance
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Listening Skills