Sensory Social Routines

Action songs and social games play an important role in language development.  For late talkers, they help develop imitation skills and first words.  For children with ASD, they are an integral part of therapy.

Here are some ideas for action songs (nursery rhymes or finger songs) and first social games.  For a list of ideas, you can also go to our Pinterest page.  You can also download our EBook – Before First Words.

Action Songs

Baby Karaoke – this App has lots of nursery rhymes with the words/actions to remind you!

– Row Row Row your Boat

– Grand old Duke of York

–  Open Shut them

– Wind the Bobbin Up

– Humpty Dumpty

– Round & Round the Garden

– This Little Piggy

Social Games

  • Pat a Cake – have a look at this Youtube clip.

  • Peekaboo


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Stay tuned for more ideas!