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
We’ve had all the weather the last week – snow, hail, sunshine. And if we are lucky, there are some rainbows about too
Rainbows are even more special right now as a sign of hope and the love and care we have for each other
The great thing is, even if there isn’t one in the sky – you can sing your own!
Today we have a lovely song that helps your child learn about colours and rhythms. But it is also a really comforting one to sing or dance to together
Lots of play ideas for drawing and for finding out too
Scottish Book Trust have done a nice version with Makaton on this link
Today a helpful mouse will show us how to count, tell the time and also anticipate and make predictions
This is a fun song to sing together – the sheet has some examples of words and tune you can use
We also have a sheet to help your child understand about telling the time, and you can cut out clock faces to explore further
An old favourite today that is great for developing ideas of up and down, finger movements, learning about weather …
But most children will want to know about the creepy crawlies, so we have some ideas for how you can explore that too!
Remember it does not matter if you sing like a drainpipe – your child will love to do this song with you. Words and actions are on the sheet, or you can find them on this link too
You might be an opera singer or an undiscovered Rod Stewart, or have a voice like a rusty door – your child will still love to sing with you!
Rhymes and songs are great for learning. They make us feel good and forget our worries for a bit. But also, they help children understand about patterns, words and sounds
Every story has a pattern to it, so you will be preparing your child for a lifetime of successful reading and writing. As well as having a laugh and some fun
Not sure of the tune or the words? Click here for a funny version by the BBC
Don’t like farm animals? Pick any – the more the better!