Preschool Health Lessons for Kids from The Singing Nurse
The Singing Nurse Health Lessons For Kids
by Dawn Ginese R.N.
Music and singing have a way of helping children learn. The Singing Nurse curriculum combines songs into the curriculum to help your students learn wonderful lessons about their own health!
There are many concepts we try to teach our preschoolers throughout the year. We might call them Self Help Skills. Some of these skills are:
Sneezing--but NOT into our hands.
The Singing Nurse is a curriculum written by Dawn Ginese, R.N. and covers the health concepts listed above and more!
This curriculum covers many health topics including hand Washing, dental hygiene, germs (flu prevention), Lyme disease prevention and body parts.
In addition, The Singing Nurse curriculum discusses visiting the dentist and the audiologist--appointments that can create anxiety in many children!
There are 8 teaching sections of the curriculum, each teaching one concept and each having its own song to teach your preschoolers!
Song in Curriculum:
Rubba Dub Dub
I'm Gonna Brush My Teeth
The Dentist Is A Good Guy
Don't Spread Your Germs Around
The Tick Song
Lyme Disease Prevention
Just Like The Ocean Sands
You Are Special
Babies Are Beautiful
There is a 9th section called TSN Health Lesson Resource Section.
This section has the lyrics to the songs and the images or pictures you will need for the sessions. Check out these cute printouts for the Germs lesson!
The Preschool Lesson Plans
Each section is organized so well! For each lesson it will list:
I LOVED each and every song from The Singing Nurse music CD! The songs each have their own genre and style. Each song is fun, upbeat and easy for preschoolers to learn. Be careful: Songs WILL get stuck in your head! They are great!
These could easily become your new songs to teach these skills throughout the year when washing hands, brushing (or teaching about) brushing teeth, learning about the dentist during Dental Health Month in February and when you have to do tick checks during that season!
The Author of The Singing Nurse
The author, Dawn Ginese, is a registered nurse. She brings that knowledge and experience and combines it with her knowledge of preschoolers from being a nurse at Head Start programs together. That combination makes for a very hands-on, developmentally appropriate way of teaching preschoolers!
This curriculum, in my opinion, was put together with preschoolers and appropriate preschool outcomes in mind.
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