We all clap when we’re happy, but did you know that clapping can make you happy? Clapping games are excellent for early years development and can also be great for all ages for both mental and physical health.
Here’s why clapping games are good for your child:
When clapping children need to think on their feet and react quickly to what the next step is. This will help them develop their hand-eye coordination which is an important skill in life.
A key part of clapping games are the songs. Each game has a different song and it’s important for the child to know the words and rhythm for each one, otherwise it can end up messy. Learning these different songs are a great way to help your child’s memory.
Most clapping games involve at least two children. Creating and performing a clapping routine is a good chance for children to create a bond with each other and to learn to work together as a team. They will quickly learn that if they don’t, things will can go wrong. It’s also a great way to develop their communication skills.
This summer we challenged our camps to create clapping games with the early year’s children. This is what they came up with. Why not join along at home?!