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Monday, April 19, 2010

Head and Shoulders Book

When I used to work in South Korea I was trying to come up with a new way to teach body parts to my kindergarten students. I decided to use the song "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes" but as they got better with their English I continued to add new verses. I started to use it with all age levels including adults & my students loved it. I took this song along to Thailand when I was teaching kindergarten in Bangkok and it caught on to be a favorite there as well. 

Now that I have a child of my own I've been looking for a new way to use it and decided to make a picture book. I tried to take photos of my sons body parts but he moves around a lot and I mostly ended up cropping different pictures of him. I typed the words for each body part, printed them out and then cut them out with scissors. I cut construction paper in half and then had my son help me glue the pictures and words to the paper. Then I laminated and bound my new book. 

Here is the final product:

Some of the pages:

K looking intently at his new favorite book:

We love singing the song together and giggling at the photos. He thinks its great that its a book about him and loves looking at the photos of himself. I really like that I have a photo album capturing lots of different memories and that we made it together.

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  1. That is so fun! My son is getting to that age and this would be great, thanks for the idea!

  2. So clever! I absolutely love this!

    Jen from Creative and Curious Kids!

  3. So cute and creative! Love how that little one is so intent on looking at that page!

  4. I Love this! Super cute! I would love it if you linked up to my Talk About it Tuesday party because you have such cute ideas!


  5. Awww....that is so cute! I'll have to do one of these for my sons...my oldest would get a kick out of it! Thanks for sharing at Mad Skills Monday and keep it coming with the inspiration!!!


  6. What a great idea! Very clever. I love your blog. I just became a follower! :)

  7. Great idea! I work with children with special needs-so perfect for them as well as my own children! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. I love this idea! I think seeing themselves in relation to the words is a great way for kids to learn!

    Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

  9. I LOVE this and I'm sending a link for it to my daughter and daughter-in-laws. This is perfect for my 3 (two and under)grandbabies!

  10. Wow I didn't know you worked in South Korea! That's where I am adopted from, one day I hope to go back and see it. Since I came at two I don't remember anything.

  11. I love this idea. And a book all about him, it will be great later on too.


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