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Gross motor skills

drawing of girl stretching

Activity 3

Brainstorm a list of action and movement songs that can be used for children under from infants to pre-school aged children. You will find the Australian Breastfeeding Association, 2001, Merrily Merrily: A Book of Songs and Rhymes for Babies and Young Children, 4th edn, The Nursing Mother’s Association, Victoria a fantastic resource here. It is bursting with finger plays and songs, rhymes with the accompanying music notation with easy to follow chords. A must for your music collection.


Music and cognitive development
Body percussion
Number songs

How many songs can you think of about numbers or that introduce number concepts? Some you might remember from your own school days. Again you will find Merrily Merrily from the Nursing Mother’s Association a valuable reference here.