One thing I love about teaching young children is watching their fascination with animals. When learning animal names, we make different gestures and sounds for each animal...big arms mimicking the alligator's snout; hands framing the face like a mane to mimic a lion; and of course the long arm hanging down like an elephant's trunk. The kids really can really get into character and they quickly associate the animal names with the "signs" that we come up with.
Fran's song of the day the other day was the wonderful The Elephant Song by Eric Herman. I wrote a little while back about why I think that's such a great song (one, two, three, four, six) and Fran's post reminded me to go back and update that post with video now that I know how...yay! Also check out Stefan's review of Eric's latest CD over at zooglobble.