Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Seedlings - Body Parts

Body Parts is the first unit in a series of lessons that I have planned for children under the age of 12 months, which I call "Seedlings".  To learn more about the Seedlings lesson plans, please see my previous entry.

Nursery Rhyme –
Tony Chestnut (Repeat Motions Throughout)
Toe (Point to your baby’s toes)
Knee (Point to your baby’s knee)
Chest (Point to your baby’s chest)
Nut (Point to your baby’s head)
Nose (Point to your baby’s nose)
I (Point to your baby’s eye)
Love (Cross your arms across your chest)
You, (Point to your baby)

Song –
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Knees and Toes,
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Knees and Toes,
Eyes and Ears and Mouth and a Nose,
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Knees and Toes!

Vocabulary –
Name off each body part as you give your baby a massage.

Activity –
Mr. Potato Head

Mommy’s Homework –
Treat yourself to a pampering of some body part – a pedicure, a manicure, a full body scrub, etc..

Literature –
Where is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz
Ten Little Fingers by Annie Kubler
Whose Knees are These? by Jabari Asim
Whose Toes are Those? by Jabari Asim


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