|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 encourages the concept of playing a game with another child in the group.
- Balls for rolling or an alternative prop to exchange such as scarves or bean bags
One to two weeks
How it works
The song encourages interaction between the children and the adults in the group. A simple song encourages a game of rolling a ball to each other.
What to do in the class
Explain the purpose of the song is to allow an opportunity for both adults and children to interact and learn to share. Sing the song and on the 1 2 3 part roll the ball to the other children, the song is then repeated and on the 1 2 3 the ball is rolled back.
Adaptations for older/younger children
For young babies, they must be supported between the adults legs
What to do in a nursery setting
Play and sing the song in a circle, rolling the ball to a child and they will roll it back to you. Play the song up to three times You may not have time to roll to all the children in the circle each week.