We have had a busy week at Toneworks, starting Musical Playground groups in four Early Childhood Special Education and Mental Health Collaborative classrooms! One of the songs we have been using this week to promote joint attention and peer interaction is “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” with slight modifications. In addition to the social/emotional goals, use of the rainstick requires motor planning and gross motor movement from the child so you can work on those goals as a secondary gain as well with this short little song!
Here is a link to the lead sheet and here are the lyrics:
It’s raining, it’s pouring, (n-a-m-e’s) making rain
First it’s (n-a-m-e), then a friend
What friend do you choose?
A simple song that hits several goal areas for you to use this rainy Spring. Happy Friday!