The Wheels on the Bus

Intellectual Development means being able to think creatively and abstractly, to pay attention, solve problems and develop keen judgement along with a lifelong readiness to learn.

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Overview

The importance steps towards developing language is recognizing the meaning behind words through hand gestures. Your baby will become familiar with understanding the meaning of words (i.e. wipers, doors)in this simple song.

Directions

  1. Whether your baby is sitting in a stroller or standing outside on the grass, sing this simple song (below) to encourage language and intellectual development.
  2. If you sing the song to your baby, demonstrate the actions for each of the verses. For example, roll your forearms around each other for the wheels going round and round.
  3. Wave your hands back and forth to imitate windshield wipers. When engaging your baby in doing the actions, gently hold baby’s hands and roll them around each other or help to wave them back and forth.

Words and Actions:

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town.

Additional Words:
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish…
The doors on the bus go open and shut…
The money on the bus goes clink, clink, clink…
The babies on the bus go “Wah, wah, wah…”
The mommies/daddies/aunties, etc., on the bus go “Shh, shh, shh…”

Nurture

  • Sing action songs to your baby.
  • Motivates them to intimate your actions to the song.
  • Love the special attention

Explore

  • Perform the actions while you sing the song.
  • Enjoy the facial expressions, actions, and silly sounds you make.

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