Head and Shoulders

August 2, 2006 at 6:10 am 4 comments

This is a great game and learning song for young kids, helping to teach them to recognize the different parts of the body.  It also helps develop coordination, as they try to point to each part as they sing about it.

Over the years, I have heard this sung to a couple of different tunes.  The first is likely the more traditional version:

Head and shoulders, knees and toes (knees and toes)
Head and shoulders, knees and toes (knees and toes)
My eyes, my ears, my mouth, my nose
Head and shoulders, knees and toes (knees and toes)

The other version is sung to the tune of London Bridge and is often sung multiple times, getting a little faster with each repeat.

Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
Knees and toes
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Eyes, ears, mouth and nose


For a great example of the first tune, watch this Japanese pre-school class as they have a little fun learning the English language:


Entry filed under: Action/Movement, Human Body, Traditional Songs.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Debbie  |  April 13, 2007 at 8:39 am

    Hi! I am the teacher in thisvideo. Thanks for posting to your site. I really want to recommend http://www.supersimplesongs.com. My kids love their music. If you go to my YouTube channel, I have both toddlers and pre-k’s performing absolutely wonderful versions of some old songs (Wheels on the Bus) and some others like “One Little Finger”/ These songs are spectacular. Just look at the fun and learning going on with these songs which have been modified for younger kids. You’ll love them. Promise!

  • 2. jianna  |  February 2, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    favorite song of my grand daughter jianna one year old

  • 3. Steffen Eckart  |  July 21, 2008 at 12:35 am

    This song certainly is timely and universal. I remember (vaguely!) acting out this song in class 30 years ago. Now I am in Japan where my 2 year old son attends a music class which signs this from time to time. Thank you for posting it.

  • 4. tata  |  October 6, 2010 at 2:54 am

    very good songs


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