Head and Shoulders

Gross Motor Development allows a child to gain balance and bring large muscles under control in order to master physical activities such as sitting, crawling, walking, running, climbing, jumping and generally enjoy all that their body allows them to do.

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Overview

The movement song is a way to practice moving different body parts and to discover how they work.

Directions

  1. This movement activity can be done outside on the grass, inside on the carpet or your baby’s favourite comfort area.
  2. Get ready for a fun time learning the names of your body! See below for the song:

Words and Actions:

Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes, knees and toes!
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Eyes, ears, mouth and nose!
(As you sing, touch or point to the body parts named. You can also do
the actions and encourage your baby to imitate you if he is capable.)

Nurture

  • Point to your baby's body parts.
  • Love the special attention from you pointing to their body part.

Explore

  • Intentionally point to the wrong body part.
  • Begin to notice differences in body parts.

Areas of Development:

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