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Body Parts

Knowing body parts through song “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and bathtime

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  • Play song “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” by Countdown Kids album 100 Silly Songs and enjoy all the actions
  • Review these body parts during bath time - Head, mouth, eyes, neck, shoulders, elbows, hands, feet, wrist, knees, toes, belly button
  • Say a body part and child finds it on himself or a doll
  • Ask which body part is bigger - elbow or belly button; wrist or head, neck or toe, hand or mouth, etc. 

Simplify

Stand across from child and point to body part named and then let child point to same body part on his body

Extend

Ask child why the body part stated has an important role in keeping your body safe and healthy.  For example, your ears let you hear if someone or something is approaching  - behind or in front of you.  

Materials

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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.