Singing with Your Toddler


By Julia Gorham

Assist your toddler to learn new songs by adding motions to accompany your toddler’s favourite, simple songs.

Use short, familiar melodies and keep it rhythmic to hold your child’s attention – making it easier for them learn!

Foster body awareness by selecting songs that involve body parts such as “Hokey, Pokey”, “Head, shoulders, knees and toes”, “This is the way we brush our teeth ….. early in the morning”.

Choose songs that have repeated words, phrases and rhymes. This will help your Toddler with his/her literacy development, as they hear phrasing and develop phonetic awareness.

Exaggerate your expressions and body movements with loud and soft voices and show enthusiasm .

Best Action Toddler songs to sing along

Hokey, Pokey song

You put your right hand in, You put your right hand out, You put your right hand in, And you shake it all about,

You do the hokey, pokey and you turn yourself around That what it’s all about.

2) left hand 3) right foot 4) left foot 5) head 6) butt 7) whole self

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, Knees and toes, Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, Knees and toes, Eyes, and ears and mouth and nose, Head, shoulders, knees and toes, Knees and toes.

Eyes and ears and mouth and nose, Head, shoulders, knees and toes, Knees and toes, Head, shoulders, knees and toes, Knees and toes.

This is the way we…

This is way we wash our hands, wash our hands, wash our hands

This is the way we wash our hands, so early in the morning

This is way we brush our teeth, brush our teeth, brush our teeth

This is way we brush our teeth so early in the morning

Continue – This is the way we “dress ourselves” “ brush our hair”, “say goodbye” etc.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

How I wonder what you are?

Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky

Twinkle twinkle, little star

How I wonder what you are?

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