Featured song: Open Shut Them
Children thrive on building a rich movement vocabulary in the developing years. By combining fine and gross motor play activities together in one song, we offer fun and meaningful ways for children to explore the body in motion. Open Shut Them is a great place to start.
Try singing and playing the original finger play first, and then change up the lyrics by creating your own. This way you can include additional fine and gross motor actions together. For instance, one verse can feature movements just for the eyes, another for arms and legs, and so on.
Try together with your children at home, and in the classroom. They’ll love the opportunity to explore a familiar activity in a brand new way!