A story and a song today that can take you almost anywhere!
It is about finding out who we are and how we fit in. And about how we can cope when things go wrong, or people are unkind – about not giving up
Or it is about how we change as we grow and learn new things
Or about birds, wildlife and nature
Mainly it is a fun way to enjoy a story or singing a song together, and along the way your child will learn lots about words and sequences too
A song today to get us all moving, and a great one to share if social distancing with family or friends outdoors
It is the kind that gets stuck in your head – great for learning body parts and about rhyme and rhythm.
As you get good at the song, you can start to miss out the words – ” …, shoulders, knees and toes”. This develops coordination and attention.
And how fast can you go?
Words, music and a video to watch are on the downloadable sheet
Off on a journey in a little rowing boat – who will we meet?
This simple song has movements you can do together. It is very soothing, and helps children learn all about rhymes and words, as well as how to coordinate movement with another.
You can add your own to each verse – who knows where you will end up today!
You don’t need expensive equipment to make music. Any household object has a playful tune in it if only we look or listen hard enough.
Music can express our deepest feelings and draw us together as families and communities
It is also an excuse to make a racket and have fun!
Today’s idea is all about children playing with rhythm and different sounds. Without even realising, this will develop their coordination and attention skills
It is also a great way to feel close, take turns and enjoy being together
Almost anything can be a musical instrument – some ideas in the sheet below. Make sure you keep an eye on your child so they are playing safely!