Friday, November 15, 2013

Fingerplay Fun: Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes!

Here is a fun rhyme that includes some fun big body movement: Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
(touch appropriate body parts while reciting)

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose,
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes!


I love the sequences in this one.  It can be really challenging for kids to recite the rhyme while touching their body parts at the same time.  This takes some serious practice (it took me more than a few times to get it right when making the video). 

Children who are able to combine spoken language with body movements will have an easier time learning to write.  When we write, we must unite our inner voice with our hand, finger and arm movements to create shapes on a page.  This is a very complex interplay of functions.  This is a great rhyme for letting kids practice these skills in a fun and meaningful way!!

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