Body Awareness Rhyme

Feeling kind of silly dancing around your living room and sing songing the same rhyme over and over? According to these are just a few of the many benefits of sharing songs and rhymes with your baby/child:

~Sharing songs and rhymes is an excellent way for parents to spend time with their children and share in the joy of childhood.
~Rhymes are portable playthings. You can use these rhymes and songs anytime and anyplace.
~The more you say the rhymes with your child, the quicker language will become part of your child’s life and speech, providing valuable preparation for learning to read.
~Children learn best by doing things, and their favorite “toy” is you.
~Singing songs is a good way to help your child hear syllables in words.
~Children enjoy movements that go along with some of the songs and rhymes. Exaggerate the movements, make silly faces, clap in rhythm, and show your child that you enjoy playing with them.

I use my brain to think, think, think. (touch head)
I use my nose to smell. (touch nose)
I use my eyes to blink, blink, blink. (touch eyes).
I use my throat to YELL. (touch throat and yell word)

I use my mouth to giggle, giggle, giggle. (touch mouth)
I use my hips to bump. (touch hips)
I use my toes to wiggle, wiggle, wiggle. (touch toes)
And I use my legs to jump. (jump)

From “500 Five Minute Games” by Jackie Silberg

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  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    This is such a great way to get everyone moving!

    April 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Jen

    Cute! I think I’ll be wiggling my toes today! 🙂

    April 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Emily

    holy cow, this is cute! I just sang it to my 2 yr old and he can’t stop giggling. Thanks!

    April 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm
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