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Somebody's Jumping on the Floor:

Incorporating Music into O&M for Preschoolers with Visual Impairments.

JVIB October, 2011

What O&M Skills and Concepts are in the Songs?

There are numerous lists of the O&M skills and concepts that young children need to learn. The following list contains the skills and concepts included in the songs in this project. It is not a complete list.

O&M Skills and Concepts Included in This Project

NOTE: This is not a comprehensive list of O&M skills and concepts for young children but only the skills and concepts included in the songs of this project.

I. Positional Concepts:
A. In
B. On
C. Under
D. Behind
E. Beside
F. Between

Note: Each concept can be taught in relation to (1) my body, (2) objects with my body, and (3) objects with each other.

II. Sensory skills:
    A. Sounds
    1. loud vs soft
    2. near vs far
    3. approaching sounds vs retreating sounds
    B. Tactile input from hands and feet
III. Movement skills:
    A. Bending
    B. Twisting
    C. Turning
    D. Size of steps
    E. Grip
    F. Stretch
    G. Swing
    H. Clap
    I. Wrist back and forth
    J. Hopping: forwards, backward, one foot, both
    K. Balancing
IV. Cognitive concepts
    A. Towards or away
    B. Getting closer or going further
    C. Big room/little room
    D Floor surfaces, such as (1) carpet, (2) wood, (3) metal
    E. Following instructions to perform motor skills
V. Body parts
    A. facial features: eyes, ears, nose, mouth, chin, top of head
    B. large body parts: arms, legs, chest, back, feet, hands
    C. small body parts: wrists, elbows, waist, knees, ankles, necks


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