My Body Rhyme
Charm your child with a personal body rhyme. Together you can exercise your imaginations and your body and learn about rhyming words too.
What to do:
- Teach your child the following rhyme:
Here's my face and this is my nose!
I can touch my hair,
It grows and grows.
I have a mouth to eat and eat,
And way down there...
I have two feet!
Look at my arms stretching way up high,
It's time to go...
So I'll wave Good-bye!
Wiggle your fingers
Wiggle your nose.
Wave both hands.
Now touch your toes.
That was fun!
Let's do it again.
- Together, act out the motions of this rhyme. Encourage your child to point to his body parts and show you how they work.
- Challenge your child to listen for words that rhyme. Say the rhyming words and have him repeat them.
- Now make up new verses that rhyme to include other body parts. For example: I have two eyes that blink, blink, blink; and I use my head to think, think, think.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- What body parts do you have two of?
- What other body parts can you wiggle? Bend? Shake? Move fast? Slow?
While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop language skills, body awareness, and large muscle skills.