Song type: Actions, Active, Face to face, Finger play
Age group: 0-2, 3-5
Audience: Baby, Children, Pre-school, Toddler
Topics: Bookbug, Gaelic
How to use this song with babies
If you’re doing a song like Sùilean, cluasan, sròn is beul, gently touch your baby’s face. The next time you do it, let your baby see you touching your own face. It’s the perfect way to help them learn about their own self and also what eyes, ears, nose and mouth look like on someone else.
How to use this song with toddlers
Repetition gives children the chance to catch the words and join in with actions. You can vary songs and rhymes by doing them louder and quieter, or faster and slower.
How to use this song with 3 to 5-year olds
Children love joining in with actions and will often learn the actions before the words. Try getting them to do the actions for this song on the person they are sitting next to, or even a big brother or sister!