Baa Moo Oink Toddler Lesson Plan 9
Here is a topic that connects toddlers to the wider world of work through familiar animals such as ponies, pigs, cows, ducks, sheep and chickens. They love using their imaginations to make the sound effects and move like the animals. There’s a lesser known nursery rhyme called Chook Chook about free-range hens. And there’s a well-known one about Little Bo-Peep who has to search for her lost animals. Each of these songs is telling children about how to interact compassionately with farm animals. This is a lesson plan rich in language development opportunities with the real 3 R’s — rhythm, rhyme and repetition. You will also be exposing your toddlers to a set of related words. This strengthens their spoken vocabulary because the matching images are readily available in children’s literature about farming, no doubt already on your bookshelf!
What you’ll gain by using this teaching resource
- Happy and responsive toddlers aged 1-3 who develop their cognitive skills by playfully solving musical problems — such as making sounds from instruments and keeping up with the beat.
- Wonderful music and movement sessions that are action-packed and designed specifically for those highly-mobile toddlers.
- A delightful way to monitor and asses children’s physical development as you observe them handling the instruments, moving their small muscles to the beat and moving their whole body through space in time to the music.
- Friendly toddlers learning self- regulation of their social-emotional expressions — so important for self-soothing, gaining confidence and getting along with others.
- Enormous benefits in language development from the songs because the children become better listeners — they tune in to the rhythm of the words and improve their flow (the parents will wonder how you taught their child to sing whole songs when they can’t even talk properly yet!)
- You feel confident teaching your group because the lesson plan is prepared for you so that you are able to successfully lead the children. And if something does go wrong, you’ll have another activity ready so you can quickly engage your toddlers in a completely new fun thing to do. (Instead of cringing over disastrous moments, you can tell your colleagues how you saved the situation in a flash!)
- You save hours of weekend and evening lesson planning time. End the frustration of figuring out how to write down the learning opportunities, finding the right music, thinking up age-appropriate activities, working out a topic that brings everything together — it’s all done for you in one neat package in our lesson plans for toddlers.
What you’ll receive in your purchase – lesson plans toddlers
Instantly downloadable zip file containing one PDF and multiple MP3s
- 32 page educator’s booklet PDF that includes 11 lyric charts ready to read on your screen or to print for your walls (Title: Baa Moo Oink Lesson Plan – Bounce and Sing Part 9 Bouncing on the Bed by Carol Biddiss, (c) 2013 Musical Child: Adelaide.)
- A digital music double-album set with all the MP3s you need to learn the songs quickly. This includes all the musical recordings for 10 different song titles around the topic of active indoor activities. You receive 30 MP3s including 15 karaoke tracks to back you up singing “live” and 15 vocal tracks so you can learn the songs first. You also get all the lyrics on charts that you can display in your room so that you never forget the words, other adults can sing along with you, or if parents visit your room they can see what the toddlers have been learning from you.
- In the printable written booklet there are 10 different activities detailing exactly what you can do to keep the children actively engaged for the whole time. You also get background notes on why these are the right songs and activities for this age. In the learning outcomes, there’s a specific section devoted to language and speech development. As an added plus, you can see which are the main musical concepts taught within the songs. There’s also a simple score with chords and you get suggestions for Classical music to play for cultural enrichment.
- This is one of our flexible lesson plans toddlers and it lasts you for weeks. You can split it up into segments over several days or run it for up to 45 minutes once a week for 2 or 3 weeks. There’s so much variety and change of pace that it can work in many ways. And once you know the songs, you can sing them whenever you feel like it!
Hear the music previews for the farm lesson in our series of lesson plans (toddlers)
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