Singing is a fabulous way for children to learn. Fun rhymes can be so 'catchy' and contageous you can find yourself singing them all day long....whether you want to or not! Singing songs about our bodies is a fun way to learn to name about body parts.

Songs can be sung with young babies as well as older children. Younger babies will be entertained for hours watching you sing and dance, as well as retaining all your actions ready for one special day when they clap their hands when you begin singing, 'If you're happy and you know it...' While older children will participate until they almost collapse with exhaustion!!

Here are a few songs to sing and dance to. They are songs which are specifically aimed to help leant about body parts. However they also help children with gross motor skills, memory, coordination and rhyming just to mention a few...

If You're Happy And You Know It.
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're happy and you know it and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap)

Possible variation verses:
If you're happy and you know it nod your head (nod nod)
If you're happy and you know it stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're happy and you know it knock your knees (knock knock)
If you're happy and you know it click your tongue (click click)
If you're happy and you know it wiggle your toes (wiggle wiggle)
The variations can go on and on....time and energy being the only reason to stop!

Heads And Shoulders
Heads and shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes, knees and toes.
Heads and shoulders, knees and toes,
We all clap hands together.

Another variation is:
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose,
mouth and nose, mouth and nose.
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose,
We all clap hands together
Other verses can be created by you for a bit of a laugh and fun.

Dr Knickerbocker
Dr Knickbocker knickerbocker number nine.
He likes to dance and keep in time.
So let's get the rhythm of the head (nod nod)
Now we've got the rhythm of the head (nod nod)
Now let's ge the rhythm of the number nine,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9....

Possible additional verses could be:
So let's get the rhythm of the knees (knock knock)
So let's get the rhythm of the hands (clap clap)
So let's get the rhythm of the feet (stomp stomp)
So let's get the rhythm of the hips (sway sway)
So let's get the rhythm of the arms (stretch stretch)
So let's get the rhythm of the legs (kick kick)
and so on....

These songs are such fun to sing and dance to with your little one. I hope you have fun together! :smiliedance:

NB If these songs aren't familiar to you and/or you want some light entertainment, I can record an amature video to help...:laughing:

As always, if you have any special requests please contact me. I'm very happy to help!!
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