This is the Way is a traditional song but the words can be changed and selected according to your activities. You can create many variants of playing the game. Here are some of them:
1. Sit your baby on a big ball and holding her arms start bouncing the ball.
2. Clap the baby’s hands.
3. Holding the baby’s arms help her jump.
4. Sit the baby on your laps and pretend she is riding a horse.
Sing the song with the corresponding words:
This is the way we bounce and bounce,
Bounce and bounce, bounce and bounce,
This the way we bounce and bounce, bounce in the morning.
This is the way we clap our hands,
Clap our hands, clap our hands,
This is the way we clap our hands, clap in the morning.
This is the way we jump and jump,
Jump and jump, jump and jump,
This is the way we jump and jump, jump in the morning.
This is the way we ride the horse,
Ride the horse, ride the horse,
This is the way we ride the horse, ride in the morning.
You can create your own activities and a song.
You should know
– The movement and balance help develop the baby’s balance sense.
– The melody is traditional, connecting the infant with traditional English melodies.
– Touching and movement encourage the growth of neural pathways for brain development and emotional strength.
– It is very funny!