Time to get moving with me as I groove to the children’s rhythmic clapping song “Head and Shoulders, Baby 1-2-3.” Fun for kiddos, big and small. Great for grownups too! Don’t worry if you don’t get it the first time. You can always hit replay and start back from your head and work your way down to those toes!
I first learned this tune from the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood episode where the incredible Ella Jenkins paid a visit and had Mr. Rogers all kinds of goofy. Here’s a link to that video if you want to check it out, too!
Head and Shoulders, Baby 1-2-3 : Ella Jenkins & Mr. Rogershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YN7dzCfur8
If you have spent any time at a Mr. Matty’s World concert or watched any of the “Play & Learn” episodes, then you know that I am a champion for getting our bodies moving everyday! Even though kids are designed to play, having grown-ups in there lives that can be a “moving example” is a setup for great personal health habits later in life.
These are recommendations given by the CDC regarding physical activity for children ages 3-17:
Recommended Levels for Preschool-Aged Children (ages 3 through 5 years)
- Preschool-aged children (ages 3 through 5 years) should be physically active throughout the day for growth and development.
- Adult caregivers should encourage preschool-aged children to be active when they play.
Recommended Levels for School-Aged Children and Adolescents (ages 6 through 17 years)
- Children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity each day, including daily aerobic – and activities that strengthen bones (like running or jumping) – 3 days each week, and that build muscles (like climbing or doing push-ups) – 3 days each week.
Hope you have as much fun as Mr. Matty had dancing to this video suitable for all ages.