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Label different body parts and model what the body parts can do. 4. Have children identify various body parts and let them come up with gross motor movements to build into the lyrics of the song. 3.

Adaptations Use a table drum with the song to practice upperbody movements. Embed props, such as a flash cards, showing different body parts and movements.

Moving Our Bodies: Enhancing Mobility Skills Elizabeth Sharp, MT Student California State University, Northridge Los Angeles, California Description The purpose of this song intervention is to encourage gross motor skills and body awareness in children with limited range of motion. Goals to increase gross motor skills to understand the function of body parts Behavior Observation The child will: imitate basic gross-motor movements identify and control specific body parts Materials Accompanying instrument (e.g., guitar)

Move Our Bodies Recorded 2016 by Elizabeth Sharp

About the Author Elizabeth Sharp is a senior music therapy student at California State University, Northridge. She implemented this intervention successfully in a preschool setting with children aged in Los Angeles, California. Contact: elizabeth.sharp.850@my.csun.edu

Directions 1. Gather children around you and start singing the song while modeling the first gross motor movement (e.g., walking or jumping). 2. Raise your arms for “Hip, hip, hip, hurray!”

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imagine 2016  

In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers....

imagine 2016  

In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers....