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
Moving and handling
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: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
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
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