tonyChestnutNo equipment needed.

These two body part identification activities can be done with your child any time during the day. There is published music for the activities but the music is not needed, just sing the words with your child. There are literally dozens of songs available asking children to touch or move body parts to the beat of the music. Songs such as the following make learning about body parts fun.

Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes This popular song has been used by parents for many years. You and your child follow the words and touch correct body parts as you go. During the chorus (“Let’s all join hands together”), you and your child can either join hands or clap hands together.

Lyrics

My head, my shoulders, my knees, my toes,
My head, my shoulders, my knees, my toes,
My head, my shoulders, my knees, my toes,
Let’s all join hands together. (Repeat lyrics through twice)

Tony Chestnut Children love this song. Recorded music is available but words can also be sung by parents without accompaniment.

Start by telling your child she has a body part friend who is with her all the time—Tony Chestnut.

As you sing touch each body part as it is named. The “To” in Tony stands for toe, so you and your child touch your toes; the “ny” in Tony stands for knee, touch your knees; the “chest” in Chestnut stands for chest, you and your child touch your chest; and the “nut” in Chestnut refers to the child’s head, touch your head. For the word “knows” touch your nose. For the words “love you,” have your child hug himself and for the words “That’s what” clap hands one time for each word.

Lyrics

Tony Chestnut knows I love you
Tony Knows
Tony Knows
Tony Chestnut knows I love you
That’s what Tony knows.

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