10 Favourite Action Songs using Body Movement lists ways that we can use our limbs, hands, feet and head, in fact our entire body as an instrument. Children really engage and respond to songs that incorporate parts of the body. It is a powerful and meaningful way for them to learn. Moving their arms, legs and many different parts of the body to music is a magical way for them to begin to understand the names of these body parts, build muscles, control each limb or digit, whatever the part of the body it may be.
Here are 10 favourites that I have found children and families love in my Music Miracles groups. Many of these are Nursery Rhymes however some I have found from searching when I have had a specific thought in mind about what the children are most interested in. Following their interest at these times, is a wonderful way to engage their minds as the opportunity for learning is most active when their favourite subject is involved. Let’s see these favourites I have found.
- Heads & Shoulders, Knees & Toes
2. Open, Shut Them
3. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
4. Everybody Do This
5. If you’re Happy and you know it
6. I’m a little teapot
7. Where is Thumbkin?
8. Body Bop by The Learning Station
9. Row Your Boat
10. Busy Body by Sing & Grow
Many of these songs you can find on Youtube. You may like to check out my Youtube channel here.
Moving is such a precious gift. Move with your baby, hold them and sway. Walk and rock and sing and talk to them. They don’t mind your tune, I often find singing with music helps me to be more confident to sing with the children. Sing and along and dance along with them. It’s great exercise for them and you. Grab a pot or pan or plastic container, a wooden spoon and make music together.
Move your body, mold your muscle memory with these movements, more moments to remember, to make Mondays and all the days magical.
Till next time, play, connect and learn with love,