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

Overview and benefit

Learning social skills is an important part of every child’s and adults world.  This song is a great icebreaker activity for a group.  It encourages interaction between the children and adults.

Equipment required

  • The song

link to resources

Training Video

making friends – working together from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Making Friends Intro-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Duration

One to two weeks

How it works

The song encourages interaction between the children and the adults in the group.

What to do in the class

Explain the purpose of the song is to allow an opportunity for both adults and children to interact.  Explain to the group that they are going to move around the room and then in each chorus, you are going to say hello to someone in the group.  Adults should come down to the children’s level for this if they are walking.  It is important that the children also see the adults greeting each other so that they learn by example.

Adaptations for older/younger children

For babes in arms the children can be carried, and mums should teach waving to each other from a carried position.

What to do in a nursery setting

You need to encourage the children to say hello to each other.  With the group seated on the floor tell them that they need to wave hello or shake hands to the children next to them.