Who is Here Today?
This classroom hello song allows you to add each child’s name to the song and welcome them to circle time. Taking the time to show each child that they are a valuable member of the learning community builds self-confidence and a sense of belonging. Fostering these skills at an early age in children helps cement the idea that they are important and special. Look each child in the eye when their name is called to let them know you are focusing on only them. This classroom hello song also develops emergent literacy. Children have an easier time linking a child’s face to their name when a picture of each child is shown with their name. By providing this visual clue, a child can correctly identify their written name in print as well as their classmates’ names – a great confidence builder! Using a classroom hello song will build a sense of community in the classroom. Help your students learn each other’s names to reinforce the new concepts of empathy and compassion for others they learn during their preschool years. Make sure every student has a chance to learn other’s names and to have other’s learn their name to help foster a respectful and supportive classroom.
Who is Here Today is a great classroom hello song to welcome each student to circle time. This is especially helpful at the beginning of the school year when meeting many new faces. Learn each child’s name and help the students in the class do the same! With this download, you will receive:
- Who is Here Today digital audio track – Keep it handy so you’re always ready to sing and play with your students
- Who is Here Today Activity Guide – includes what kids learn (goals/objectives), how to teach it, suggested materials/instruments
- Who is Here Today visuals – colorful name cards with a space to add each child’s picture. Make one for each student to use with the song.