Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Posted: Monday, August 13, 2007, 9:08 am

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Help your child learn the parts of the body with this fun song.

Touch the different body parts as they are mentioned in the song.

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.

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills. Research shows that children who have a larger vocabulary when they start school find it easier to learn to read.

You can help by:

  • Reading picture books, saying rhymes, and singing songs with your child. Nursery rhymes and picture books generally contain a more diverse vocabulary than what we use in our normal conversations.
  • Narrating your day. Basically that means talking about what you are doing as you are doing it and also, talking about what your child is doing as he or she is doing it.

Activities for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers:

  • When singing this rhyme, try using the names of other body parts that children might not be as familiar with. Ex. thumbs, elbows, hips, and heels. Another fun variation of this song is to switch body parts with clothing items. Ex. baseball cap, t-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops.

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