Twist and Turn
body awareness; space awareness; stretching muscle and joints
1. Practice slowly singing 'Twist and Turn'
2. sing it again slowly with the toddlers copying your actions.
Twist and Turn Song (to the tune of 'I'm a Little Teapot'):
I'm a little toddler, short and neat,
Here are my hands and here are my feet; (shake hands, then touch feet)
When I get excited watch me turn, (turn around in a circle)
This is how I love and learn.
I'm a little toddler, moving all around, (walk around)
I can twist my body right to the ground, (make fists with hands, then twist arms & hips while bending low)
When I get excited, help me out,
I want to learn to move and shout! (run around and shout "wooo hoooooo!")
Adapted from MOVE With Me From Birth to Three