Observe the child in adult-child song and action sequences. The adult may have a familiar sequence they can demonstrate.
Teach the child a short song and body action sequence. For example, “This is the way we wash our face, wash our face” (pretending to wash).
The child remembers and demonstrates the actions while the adult sings.
Encourage parents to learn simple children’s songs and finger plays. Provide them with online resources they can use. Learning actions sequences helps children remember songs and is a motivator for learning new songs.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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