Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes / Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dedos

Posted: Monday, May 26, 2008, 9:28 am

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This energetic song helps children improve their minds and their bodies. Sing it in either English or Español (Spanish).

One way to help your child gain early literacy skills is to share with him or her your favorite rhymes, songs, and stories in your own language. Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes / Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dedos is a fun song to share with kids because they love doing the accompanying actions (especially if you sing it three times: once slow, once faster, and once super fast!)

English: Suit actions to the words.

Head, shoulders, knees, and toes,
Knees and toes.
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes,
Knees and toes.
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes,
Knees and toes!

Español: Haga lo que las palabras sugieren.

Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dedos,
rodillas y dedos
Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dedos,
rodillas y dedos
Ojos y orejas y boca y nariz.
Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dedos,
rodillas y dedos!

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills. Kids who have a large vocabulary before they start school often find it easier to learn to read once they enter school. This song is perfect to help with vocabulary because kids learn the names of different body parts. For added fun, you can create your own lyrics to this rhyme to emphasize different body parts like "wrists, elbows, feet and ankles."

Worthington Libraries has children’s books in the following languages: Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish. If you need help finding books in our International Collection, please ask a librarian for assistance.

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