Count the beats at the end of each verse.
Count the beats out loud.
Think up new ways that you could keep a beat, and sing your new verses.
Numeracy: Counting is numeracy! Cut out 8 hearts and have children tap on the hearts as they count. Take 2 away. Have them count the hearts now - 1-2-3-4-5-6.
In a study at Northwestern University, researchers have linked the ability to keep a beat to reading and language skills.
Read more here: https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/
6 Learn the Movements for the Fingerplay "Chook Chook"
Learn the movements for the fingerplay "Chook Chook"
Try the movements for the fingerplay.
Literacy: Fingerplays are important tools to help children develop fluency and rhythm in language. They also learn new vocabulary and comprehension as they show with their hands what the words mean. They also develop fine muscle skills as they manipulate their fingers.