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Children learn so many new words and concepts in their first few years, parts of the body are just some of the more complicated words they have to understand - why not teach them through songs? There are lots of songs that help learn parts of the body, and you can make up or use established actions with all of them to help your babies remember all these funny words.
The Hokey Cokey (or Hokey Pokey as it's known in the USA) teaches arms and legs as well as basic moves and coordination. Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes teaches those, as well as facial features ('eyes, and ears, and mouth and nose...'). Here we go round the Mulberry Bush has subsequent verses: 'This is the way we wash our hands...', 'This is the way we brush our teeth', and 'This is the way we brush our hair'. You can easily add in new verses to teach more too, as you can with 'If you're happy and you know it...' which also teaches parts of the body with matching actions.
Here's another great example, why not follow the Tweenies with this song?!
Your baby can learn parts of their body well before they are able to talk. There's nothing more rewarding than being able to show off your baby responding to commands such as 'Where's your nose?', 'Where are your ears?' and 'Where's your mouth?'!
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