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Develop baby’s listening skills and concentration by learning names of parts of the body with Simon Says. 

Materials Needed:

  • No materials needed.

What to do:

  • Sit with baby.
  • Tell baby they need to follow the following instructions but only if “Simon Says”.
  • For e.g. “Simon says, touch your nose. Simon says, touch your eyes. Simon says, jump up and down”.
  • Create various actions that baby can follow such as jumping, clapping, spinning around, bending, wiggling... the sillier the better!

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of using “Simon Says” you could use your own name. For example “Mummy says...”
  • Get baby to have a turn. They don’t have to say words just do actions that you can copy.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 1 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Begins to learn names of body parts.

    Understands many words than can say.

    Can follow simple instructions.

    Has increased sense of self awareness.

    Appreciates company of family and friends.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Music and Movement
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Learning Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care empathy and respect

    2.3 Children become aware of fairness

    3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

Created On January 4, 2015 Last modified on Sunday, January 25, 2015
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