Welcome to day 3 of our Pre-school music activity week at Harmony Music Therapy Scotland. Today I'm going to share a teaching song about traffic lights. It's never to early to learn Road safety but this is not all about the traffic light. it encourages pitch and melody recognition, introduces colours, signing, instructions, and encourages communication and listening.
A video will follow tomorrow but here are some of the words to get you started :)
(Use the melody of twinkle twinkle little star)
Twinkle Twinkle traffic light
Around the corner shining bright
RED means STOP!
GREEN means GO!
YELLOW means moving very SLOW.
Twinkle Twinkle Traffic light
Around the corner shining bright.
I like to use coloured egg shakers that the children can shake when we sing the associated colour or I use colour flash cards and hold them up at the appropriate time. I also introduce signing for twinkle, stop, go, and moving slow. We then play an instrument game where the child will play the drum and if I hold up the red card they need to stop, if I hold up the green card they go and if its the yellow they slow down. This can be accompanied by the relevant signs at the same time. They can then get the chance to pick the stop and go cards and I can play the drum if encouraging independence and turn taking is a goal in their treatment plan.
Stay tuned for more musical fun for the pre-school child tomorrow at harmony music therapy scotland. Remember if you live in the highlands of Scotland and would like more information on our services or would like to book a session please contact me at Kristen.MT@live.co.uk or visit the contact form on the website at www.harmonymusictherapyscotland.co.uk.