Sing a movement song, such as “Walking, Walking” or “Listen and Move.”
The class as a whole can engage in the movement songs with the adult leading the group and observing the individual child’s skills.
The child hops, but may need some instruction for galloping. Once, she catches on, she will enjoy it.
Movement songs are great to use as transition activities or out on the playground. The early childhood educator can also use different modes of movement (e.g. gallop, tip toe, jump, etc.) for lining up and going to different activities. Shifting from one mode to another is a good way for children to practice motor planning.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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