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The Washing Song


The Washing Song

[15 Minutes]

Action songs can help your child learn concepts, new vocabulary and rhyming words. Your child can become a composer by changing words to suit special occasions.

What to do:

  1. Teach your child the following song (Tune:"Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush"):
    This is the way we wash our hands______.
    Wash our hands_____,
    Wash our hands_____,
    This is the way we wash our hands_____
    So early in the morning.
  2. Invite your child to replace the word "hands" with various articles of clothing, face washing, teeth brushing, hair combing.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • Tell me what you do each morning before you go to play group or school. (If necessary, coach child by saying "What is the first thing you do each morning? The next thing? until child gets the idea.)
  • What words could we use if we sang this song at bedtime?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, your child is developing language skills and creativity.

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