name, and have the children listen for their names to be called while engaging in stomping and clapping at appropriate times. 3. Invite children to say hello and be recognized by the class. 4. After each child had a turn to be featured in the sing, facilitate group discussion about the theme. Adaptations Ask children for other motor activities to include in the song (e.g., jumping). Coordinate with other members of the interdisciplinary team to address similar themes for skill generalization.
Hey! Hello!: Introducing a Theme Scott Sams, MT Student University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky Description The purpose of this song intervention is to greet children by name while introducing a theme. Goals to promote name recognition to practice impulse control to recognize a curricular theme Behavior Observation The child will: say, “Hello,” when hearing her/his name clap and stomp when prompted respond to questions about the theme Materials Accompanying instrument (e.g., guitar or ukulele) Directions 1. Gather children in a circle around you. 2. Sing the song, individually inserting each child’s
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Hey! Hello! Recorded 2015 by Scott Sams
About the Author Scott Sams is a music therapy major at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He successfully implemented this song with toddlers and preschoolers at the Early Learning Campus.
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