Galloping Around

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Travel and Transport is a fun topic/theme that the children really enjoy.  I usually start this topic with the focus of travelling on the land, e.g getting around by walking or by horse.  Horse related songs, rhymes and music are great as a stimulus to get children moving as they sometimes struggle to think how to move; having a focus really helps them.  e.g. trotting or galloping like a horse.

I sometimes use the hobby horses as shown in the image below. I use these with the children inside and outside.  Ideally in a large space so the children are able to move easily around each other.  If you don’t have these hobby horses not to worry the children still love moving like horses.

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Songs and Rhymes

My favourite horse-themed song is Horsey Horsey; it is loved by many of the children I work with too!

Horsey horsey don’t you stop

Just let your feet go clippety-clop

Your tail goes swish and the wheels go round

Giddy up, we’re homeward bound.

 

Listening to music:

I also use the piece of music 'Post Horn Gallop'.  I encourage the children to move like horses in a race including little jumps.  To avoid bumps I encourage everyone to move around in a circle in the same direction.

Here is the music if you would like to listen:

What is your favourite song/rhyme or horse music?  I’d love to hear, please write any others in the comments section below, thank you.

 

Happy music making!

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