Mar 30, 2013

Action Songs for Toddlers

The following song suggestions allow toddlers to move around or use their hands to join in...

1. Eensy Weensy Spider

2. Five Little Ducks (have the children swim away like the ducks and then return at the end)

3. Ants go Marching (march around the room)

4. Sleeping Bunny (switch the animal again and again)

5.  I am a Little Teapot

6. Zoom Zoom Zoom We are Going to the Moon (toddlers can launch themselves like rockets)

7. Open and Shut Them

8. Hokey Pokey (change the lyrics with different themes)

9. Head and Shoulders (sing slow and then fast)

10. Engine Engine Number Nine (be a train around the room)

11. Wheels on the Bus

12. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (make up actions for children to twinkle stars)

13. If you are Happy and You Know It

14. Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree

15. Farmer in the Dell

17. Teddy Bear Turn Around

18. Baby Bumblebee

19.  Ring Around the Rosie

20. Shake my Wiggles Out ( Raffi)

Mar 23, 2013

ECE Online Workshops for Professional Development

 Circle of Ideas offers online workshops for early childhood educators, daycare providers, preschool teachers and anyone working with young children. These workshops provide certificates to use for professional development hours. Visit for more information.


 Teaching Young Children About Feelings

Feelings are an integral part of our everyday discussion and guidance with young children. This workshop provides a variety of activities for young children regarding the topic and learning process including ways for them to practice labeling emotions and strategies for handling their feelings.