Researchers agree that children learn best when moving. Singing songs and rhymes with movements will get their bodies and minds ready to absorb what the world has to teach them.
Try this rhyme with the movements:
"Way Up High in the Apple Tree"
Way up high in the apple tree
(arms above head)
Two little apples did I see.
(make two fists)
So I shook that tree as hard as I could,
(wiggle body all over)
Down, came the apples.
(bring arms down, wiggling fingers)
Mmmmmm, they were good!