To celebrate back-to-school week, here is a free set of song choice PECs for your little ones. There are free single card PECs for Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star; Alphabet Song; 5 Little Ducks; Jesus Loves Me; I Love You (Barney Song); 10 Little Indians; Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes; Oh Be Careful Little Eyes; B-I-B-L-E; The Wheels on the Bus; Baa Baa Black Sheep; Row, Row, Row Your Boat; If You’re Happy and You Know It; 5 Little Monkeys; and Itsy Bitsy Spider.
These are great for preverbal and early verbal children who enjoy singing. In using these, make sure you say the words that go along with the PECs; don’t just point or allow your child to point without at least you adding the spoken words. A few ideas for using these (laminate for durability):
- Leave song choice sheets intact and tell your child which song you are going to sing. Ask your child to find the picture that correlates with the song you’ve chosen. (Go over each PEC with your child before your first session.)
- Leave song choice sheets intact and ask your child to point to the song they want to sing (or they want you to sing to them). If your child is nonverbal, say the words below each PEC as they point. If they are verbal, have them say the words if willing.
- Cut out PECs (make sure to include the words) and use Velcro dots on the back of each PEC. Using a PEC story board (a laminated piece of cardstock with Velcro strips running lengthwise), have your child line up 4-5 Song Choices PECs in any order on the story board. Start at first PEC on story board, and sing the song with the child in the order they were placed. As one song is finished, remove it from the board and go on to the next PEC.
Need PECs for specific songs? Here are a couple PEC song boards I’ve made and posted:
and some free 5 Little Ducks Printables:
Mama Duck – http://www.first-school.ws/t/cpduck2.htm
Baby Ducks – http://www.dltk-teach.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-teach.com/books/brownbear/clips/bduck.gif (print 5 on different colored paper)
Let me know how these work for you and if there are other songs you need PEC boards for. These boards were created on Pictoselector, a free downloadable PEC creator found at http://www.pictoselector.eu/. Seriously, guys, no catch – this program is totally free. Pass it on . . .