Social Games and Songs

In this video, we talked about ways to increase social skills using songs and social games. The song “If you’re happy and you know it,” as well as the game “peekaboo” are great for engaging kids that are hesitant to connect socially. There is so much that you can teach with this song and game alone.

Before you move on…

For this lesson, please try out these suggestions: 

  1. Singing a social song (choose one from Kayla’s YouTube Songs Playlist – once in the morning and once in the afternoon for a week)
  2. Sing “If you’re happy and you know it” 
  3. Play peekaboo

You’ll find a checklist of these activities in your workbook so that you can check them off as you try them out, and reflect on how it went. 

Please let us know how this is going on Facebook. Share the social activities you are using in the place of screen time, or share a link to the song or game that worked best for you. We can learn so much from each others’ experiences. Good luck!


Pepper, J., Weitzman, E., H  Ayala Manolson and Mcgill University. Hanen Early Language Parent Program (2004). It takes two to talk : a practical guide for parents of children with language delays. Toronto, Ont.: Hanen Program, pp.96, and pp.67-80.