Everybody Has a Body!

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes: Everybody Has a Body, babies dancing

Celebrate your head, shoulders, knees and toes in these stories, songs and rhymes.


Babies

Book Jacket: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little ToesTen Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
by Mem Fox; illustrations by Helen Oxenbury
ISBN: 9780547366203
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Rhyme: "The Baby Grows"
 
Five fingers on this hand (Hold up one of baby’s hands)
Five fingers on that. (Hold up the other hand)
A dear little nose. (Point to nose)
A mouth like a rose. (Point to mouth)
Two cheeks, so tiny and fat (Point to each cheek)
Two eyes, two ears, (Point to each)
And ten little toes-- (Point to toes)
That's the way the baby grows! (Gently raise baby’s arms over head.)

Toddlers

Book Jacket: All of Baby Nose to ToesAll of Baby Nose to Toes
by Victoria Adler; pictures by Hiroe Nakata
ISBN: 9780803732179
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Song: "If You're Happy and You Know It!"
(For more verses, come up with your own body movements! hear the tune at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrsM9WggCdo&feature=player_embedded )
 
If you're happy and you know it, clap you hands (Clap twice)
If you're happy and you know it, clap you hands (Clap twice)
If you're happy and you know it,  
Then your face will surely show it  
If you're happy and you know it, clap you hands (Clap twice)
   
(Additional verses:)  
If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet... (Stomp each foot)
   
If you're happy and you know it, nod your head... (Nod twice)
   
If you're happy and you know it, wave your arms... (Wave arms overhead)
   
If you're happy and you know it, blink your eyes... (Blink twice)
   
If you're happy and you know it, bend your knees... (Bend knees)
   
If you're happy and you know it, jump up and down... (Jump twice)
   
If you're happy and you know it, turn around... (Spin around)

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: From Head to ToeFrom Head to Toe
by Eric Carle
ISBN: 0060235152
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Song: "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"
(For an additional challenge, speed up the tempo of song each time you sing!
For more verses, come up with your own body movements!
hear the tune at http://wiki.kcls.org/tellmeastory/index.php/Head_Shoulders_Knees_and_Toes )
 
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, (Point to each body part,
Knees and toes as it is named in the song)
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,  
Knees and toes  
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose  
Head, shoulders, knees and toes!