Rhythm and rhyme: Let’s move!
7 September 2009Add to My Folder
Act out traditional and original action rhymes while exploring movement, role play and dance
1 The grand old Duke of York
Re-enact a traditional rhyme
Movement and Space
Development matters: show delight in the freedom and changing perspectives that standing or beginning to walk brings (8-20 months); mount stairs, steps or climbing equipment using alternate feet (30-50 months).
Early learning goal: show awareness of space, of themselves and of others.
What you need
Group size: four children.
Two sets of solid wooden steps.
What to do
Push the steps back-to-back and invite the children to take turns to climb up and down them as the rest of the group sing the traditional rhyme The Grand Old Duke of York:
The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again
And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
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