There's no "proper" moment to start teaching body parts, and there's no reason why you can't begin pointing out body parts even while talking to the tiniest newborns. However, between 13 and 15 months, or shortly after his/her first birthday, is a fantastic time to focus on teaching your new toddler body component names.
Most young ones can point to at least one body part when named by the age of 18 months, and by the age of two, your toddler will be able to name a variety of body parts. Face characteristics are a fantastic place to start when teaching toddlers about body parts because your toddler will most likely be able to point them out immediately. Why? You probably already name those characteristics when the baby touches them (saying "mouth" whenever their small fingers stroke their lips, for example).
Games to Teach Your Children about Body Parts
Here are some fun games to teach your child about body parts.
Crazy Body Parts
Set up a fun song on your mobile phone or music system, and when the music starts playing, the kids must dance about the room. When the music stops, put up a body flashcard, or just call out the terminology. Your child must next choose a partner and, for example, touch the corresponding body area on the other child.
Hands - put your palms together and sit down.
Feet/Toes - lie down on their backs and bring their feet' souls together.
Shoulders - sit back-to-back with your partner.
Knees - kneel in front of each other with your knees touching.
The Different Body Parts
Make Up a Song
This little melody will get you started (and you've undoubtedly heard it before): "This is how we touch our nose, this is how we touch our nose, this is how we touch our nose, this is how we touch our nose, this is how we touch our nose, so early in the morning." Then swap "nose" for "chin" and "elbow" for "elbow."
Body Balancing, with a Twist
To play this entertaining game, you'll need some toys or flashcards. When the children are ready, instruct them to place the object on a certain body part. "Place your toy on your head," for example. With this exercise, your child will have a lot of laughs and have a lot of fun while learning about his anatomy. For everyone, it's a win-win situation!
The Creator of Monsters
Kids are a funny lot! Even though they are terrified of monsters, they can't seem to keep away from them! So, take advantage of your child's interest in monsters to teach him about bodily parts! For this game, you'll need two dice. The names of body parts should be put on one of the dice, while the other should be a conventional dice with numbers.
Request your young one to throw the dice now. So, what's the concoction here? Ask your child to sketch a monster with four noses if the body part dice reads nose and the number dice says four. Allow your child's imagination to go wild while you see him grasping and learning about his body without breaking a sweat!
Please Touch (Simon Says)
Have the students form a circle and show that when you say 'Please touch your (body part example: nose),' they must do it as fast as possible, but that if you only say 'Touch your (body part),' they must not. Any pupils who make a mistake must take a seat. Continue playing until there are just a few champions left, or until all of the students have been successfully knocked out of the game.
Make a Face
Make 5 envelopes with up to 6 distinct laminated facial body parts in each (i.e., one for noses, one for eyes, etc). Divide the pupils into groups and assign them an assignment (identify flashcards, answer questions, etc). The victorious team is given the opportunity to select one body part from one of the envelopes. The team that finishes first wins.
Note: To make the game a bit more difficult (and last a lot longer), mix up the body parts and distribute them indiscriminately among the envelopes so that the kids never know which characteristic they'll get.
Label the Body
If you're searching for a classroom exercise or a way to assist a group of young children to learn about their body parts, this is the activity for you. Divide the children into groups and ask one person from each group to volunteer. The volunteer must stand in the centre of his group while the other youngsters write body parts on post-its and adhere them to the volunteer's clothes or body.
Different Body Parts Labelled
It takes at least a few months after your baby's birth for him or her to realise that the hands he or she sees are his or her own and that he or she has a variety of additional limbs to employ. Gradually, he or she gets more conscious of the many parts of the body, which fascinates a young child. Your kid will accomplish an important language development milestone by pointing to and ultimately identifying bodily parts. Moreover, even if he or she can't yet speak "mouth," by simply repeating the names of the bodily parts, you're helping him or her comprehend where his or her own mouth is.