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a rubber ducky floating water Learning Body Part Names in the Bath

This is the way we wash your… Let’s learn the names of body parts while taking a bath!

This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!

Appropriate Age Range: any age that is learning body part identification

Materials Needed:

  • washcloth
  • soap
  • towel

Vocabulary: 

Try looking these words up if your child is unfamiliar with them: arms, legs, stomach, head, hair, eye, ears, nose, mouth, neck, hand, fingers, elbow, knee, back, toes, ankle, etc.

Activity:

  • Sing the “Rub A Dub Song”  (to the tune of “The Mulberry Bush”) as your child bathes. Clean the parts of their body that correspond as you sing the song.
  • If your child has a baby doll or stuffed animal that you are comfortable getting wet, give the doll or stuffed animal a “bath” and sing the song while cleaning the doll or stuffed animal.

Outcome: If your child doesn’t enjoy bath time, did they tolerate it better with the singing? If your child does enjoy bath time, are they able to anticipate what body part is going to be washed next by raising that body part or leaning in?  Are they able to point or touch any body part(s)?

 

Instructors: 

Andrea Amestoy, Registered Nurse/Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired outreach and Certified Orientation and Mobility Instructor at Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind

Jessica Chamblin, Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired. I have worked in the field of Deafblindness for five years in a variety of roles including Interpreter, PCA, Intervener and TBVI. I work for Intermediate School District 917 in Rosemount, Minnesota. I have completed the Intervener training series provided by the Minnesota Deafblind Project and currently serve on the Deafblind Community of Practice for the State of Minnesota.

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