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April 28th Activity Bundle

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT BY MICHAEL ROSEN

READ BY MOLLY

“LITTLE RED CABOOSE”

SUNG BY LINDA BASSICK

A local musician, Linda Bassick, sings this song that is a pleasure for all age groups. Listen a couple times to get the hang of it and then you can sing this song together other times of the day, too!

DINOSAURS AND MUCH MORE!

AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS

Follow along as children explore the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. They have a great dinosaur exhibit there. There are also a couple things that might feel really familiar to the exhibits we have at ECHO!


FAVORITE MOVEMENT SONGS

BCS Gross Motor Songs for your infants, toddlers, preschoolers and YOU!

Enjoy these BCS favorite gross motor songs to get you moving inside on these rainy days.

Open/Shut Them:  Infant/toddler favorite has children following the motions in the song with their hands.  At the end move your hands away from your mouth quickly.

Head/Shoulders:  Another Infant/Toddler favorite also has children follow the motions in the song and helps them learn body parts.  You can adapt this by adding verses about other body parts to the tune  (i.e. hair, teeth, elbows, belly.  Or fingers, thumb, knuckles and nails.) You can also practice going really fast or really slow.

Ring Around the Rosie- It’s so fun to fall down with your people.  You may not know the second verse!

Hokey Pokey- A silly song that gets children moving and reinforces knowledge of body parts.  Can be adapted for younger children by leaving out left and right and simply naming the body parts to include in the song.

Sleeping Bears– A favorite of all ages.  Children lie down on the floor while the animal sleeps, jumps up and dances after the animal is awakened.  It is a zipper song:  you can include any animal sleeping in their habitat or home.  Allow your child to call out animals.

VELS

ALL AGES:

Communication and Expression, Creative Arts:

MUSIC 

Goal 1: Children engage in making and listening to music as a vehicle for expression and learning.

Infants/Toddlers:

DANCE 

Goal 1: Children use movement to creatively express their ideas and feelings and to learn.

  1. Move head, legs, and arms in response to music and other rhythmic sounds

Preschoolers:

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT AND COORDINATION 

Goal 1: Children develop strength, coordination, and control of their large muscles.

  1. Coordinate moving arms and legs to complete a task more complex task

  2. Move through space with good coordination and show body awareness to stop and start with control

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