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Learning to listen activity using song "Jump Up (It’s A Good Day)" emphasizing joy

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Play song "Jump Up (It’s A Good Day)" by Brady Rymer.  Listen carefully and follow the actions particularly when ‘Jump Up’ is sung
  • Play this listening game 
  • Have child turn his back to you
  • Clap one time - ask child how many claps
  • Snap fingers two times - ask how many
  • Stamp foot two times - ask how many
  • Remember we are working with the numbers 1 or 2

Simplify

When child has back turned to you to listen for claps, stamps, and snaps - have child actually copy the sound by clapping, stamping, or snapping and saying how many times

Extend

Add many combinations of claps, stamps and snaps for child to repeat. For example - Clap two times, snap fingers one time, stamp foot one time, etc. (four activities) then try five activities stamp foot two time, clap three times and so on

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Circle
  • Color - Blue
  • Number - Two, 2
  • Alphabet Letters - B, F
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Joyfulness
  • Target Words - Big, Bigger, Happy, Small

Monthly Proverb

Unknown  “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day."

Did You Know?

“A 3-year-old toddler's brain is twice as active as an adult's brain.”- Sean Brotherson, NDSU

Books to Read

"Color Dance"
by Ann Jonas (Activity 8)

"The Grouchy Ladybug"
Eric Carle (Activity 12)

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"
by Bill Martin and John Archambault (Activity 4)

Music Playlist

"Jump Up It’s A Good Day"
by Brady Rymer Album Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could (Children) (Activity 10)

"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes "
by Countdown Kids Album 100 Silly Songs (Children) (Activity 24)

"Joyfulness"
by Nabil David Huening Album Children’s Virtues Songs (Children) (Activity 13)

"If You’re Happy and You Know It "
by Dora the Explorer Album Party Favorites (Activity 26)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Touch Your Nose

(Activity 25 Month 2)

Touch your nose, touch your chin, That’s the way this game begins. 

Touch your eyes, Touch your knees; Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.  

Touch your hair, Touch one ear; Touch your two red lips right here.  

Touch your elbows where they bend, 

That’s the way this touch game ends.