Touch your finger to your ear (repeated by children) touch your wrist to your nose (repeated by children) touch your elbow to your knee, touch your knee to your ankle, touch your wrist to your chin."The song continues with a pop-rock tune as the preschool children follow along dancing and imitating the movements provided by the teachers.
Greg and Steve have
been around for years with their educational music designed to target
young children which is why the preschool staff uses their Cd's as part
of our music time.
This particular song brings a smile
to my face every time we dance to it, not just because it's a fun and
interactive but because of a couple of our children this year have body
Let me explain. We have one little boy
who, due to a type of cancer, has had one of his eyes removed and
replaced with a prosthetic one. To look at him straight on one would
never know. His mother sends him in glasses, not for his vision but for
protection. His lenses are not prescription. When we first met her, as
well as her son, she mentioned in a nonchalant way, he has popped his
eye out before. She instructed us if it was to happen in class we can
just put it back in.
At this point I thinking, 'Lady if it
happens on my shift I'll be calling you." Can you imagine an eye rolling
on the classroom floor with preschoolers around. "Hey kids, stop and
listen, we need to find 'Johnny's' eye.
Then there's the
other little boy who is deaf without his cochlear implant. His implant
is much like a hearing aid but with a magnetic device that attaches to
one side of his head.
He's been known to remove it and if
that being the case, I'm not afraid to put it back on. The only danger
is if the magnetic touches the other side of his head where his shunt
resides. It's a tricky situation.
So as we dance and move to 'The body part game' I'm hoping we don't have to 'Put your eye in the socket, remove the implant from your shunt.......'
"That's the way we play the body part game."