20 Brain Break Taker Songs: The Best at the Desk!

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This is a compilation of 20 of my best movement songs on sale for only $15. If you're looking for creative thinking, language development, cooperative learning movement activities and "games" then this is the collection for you. Totally appropriate for both regular and special education students - you'll find yourself singing and tapping your foot right along. You can listen to samples of each song via my store under the various titles.

From the Mixing it Up CD

2. Move it to the Music.
One step direction/movement concepts of move, shake, scratch, twist, jump, and dance. Impulse and motor control via the stopping and starting.

4. Body Rap
This song provides for great energy release and incorporates sequencing
patterning, and memory skills.

5/6 . Everybody Touch your Head (regular and fill-in/Karaoke.)
This song helps children learn various body parts and spatial concepts.

9. Very Best Band
This song is good for attention span, turn taking, instrument vocabulary and identification, impulse control, sequencing, and contributing to the group.

10. Jump High, Turn Around
Children follow a sequence of three directions.

11. Teddies to Turtles
Following multiple directions, creativity, imagination (abstraction).
Group discussion of what they enjoy doing

From the MOVE CD

2. Doin' the Robot Dance
To improve auditory processing skills (listening and following directions.)The rapid-fire lyrics command attention and help children to learn the words associated with ways of specific body parts. Older children can move to the beat.

3. Move and Stop
Younger children can simply follow the one-step directions. Children relate body parts with an associated motion. This song is also good for improving auditory attention skills, and motor/impulse control. Older children can perform the last line (three 1-step directions in rapid sequence).
4. Stand up, Sit Back Down
To provide a positive outlet for a natural action of children, (to leave their seat.) To foster learning of body parts and ways to move them. Children move specified body parts as suggested by song. Children move in creative ways within the confines suggested by lyrics
5. Growl, Growl, Stomp
This song helps with listening and pretending skills, both needed for cognitive development.
It also stimulates attention (to the movements of the mother and baby bears,)as well as auditory anticipation and vocalization of “Grrowl!” The repetitive “growl, growl, stomp!
gives a sense of sequencing and energy/vocal release.

8. Opposite Blues
Helps facilitate the understanding of each concept individually (tall, small, happy, sad, lift, arms, up, flutter, down, fast, slow, squeeze, and relax) and in contrast to it’s opposite.
Other benefits: body vocabulary and associated verbs, attention, backward sequencing of directions, motor control and outlet for energy.

10 . Move it by your Chair
Aids in experiential learning of the concepts: in front of, behind, on the side,
over, and under. The children learn about spacial relationships (prepositions) and counting while dancing freely to a lively beat. You may want to pause the CD after each direction is sung, help the children to the correct location, and then resume the music and dancing. The children can relax and listen to the fading drum beats at the end of the song.

12. Thinking Song -version one:
To help teach body parts and simple problem solving.
Older children can pretend to rock a baby each time they hear the words "baby”, and “honey.” They can also alternate or switch sides of the body each time a direction is given within a verse, as this is good for integrating sides of the brain.

14. Thinking Song -level two
This song fosters listening and creative problem-solving. It requires knowledge of body parts and quick deciphering skills. Older children can pretend to rock a baby each time they hear the words“baby”, and “honey.” They can also alternate or switch sides of the body each time a direction is given within a verse, as this is good for integrating sides of the brain.

from the Play CD
1. Three Little Sound Effects
To encourage vocal/sound play and auditory memory


Make you Move! ( 5 excerpts, then 10 excerpts with introductions for both.)
Hear and D0 (7 and then 12 classroom instrument Sounds, with introductions for both.)

Wonderful for auditory discrimination , processing and connecting a sound with a meaning to be enacted. Impulse control, energy release, memory, imagination. Follow the instructions of the short introductions or invent your own ways to move; seated or standing!



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20  Brain Break Taker Songs: The Best at the Desk!
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