Babies Walkers to 2 2s to 3s 3s to 4s

Overview and benefit

Knee bouncing songs have been a source of joy for small children for centuries. The rhythmic nature of the movements also helps babies and small children to feel and understand rhythm. A good sense of rhythm helps language development and also motor skills.

Equipment required

  • none

Duration

  • Up to six weeks

How it works

 

What to do in the class

Introduce the song. Explain the idea is to concentrate on rhythmic movements. Play the song using the choreographed actions

You can use any rhythmic song you know but here are some suggestions:-

  • Ten Galloping Horses
  • The Grandfather Clock
  • The Ponies are walking
  • What shall we do with the Bouncing Baby?
  • This is the way the Ladies Ride
  • Shoe the Little Horse
  • Horsey Horsey
  • Father and Mother and Uncle Tom

Adaptations for older/younger children

This activity is good for babies and walkers to 2 children. Adoptions have been made in the choreography notes for older children

What to do in a nursery setting

None required