Bits and Blocks

Using the rhyme below with your child, pretend your hands are blocks. This symbolic play promotes your child’s creativity.  It also teaches them that one object can represent another object in the same way that print words stand for real objects.

 

 

 

I take my little wooden blocks  (make fist)

And stack them one by one.  (place fists over and over on top of each other)

I stack them higher, higher  (raise fists, still stacking)

And when my task is done, I’ve made some big tall buildings  (arms over head)

Just like they have downtown. I give a push.  (jab forward with index finger)

They start to sway…   (arms raised, sway body back and forth)

CRASH!  (clap hands)

They all fall down! (arms fall to sides, or children fall to floor)