From the recording Smart Fitness, Smart Foods
2. STEP IT UP! (Ron Hiller/RONNO, Beth DeVolder * Movements: Liz Jones’Twomey © 2008 Song Support/SOCAN)
BENEFITS: Lateral movements (i.e., lifting same arm and leg on one side of the body) help children develop a sense of sidedness (i.e., right and left sides of their bodies). This song provides opportunities to transfer weight from one side to another, to support moving in all directions. Lateral movement is a key developmental step for learning to cross the body’s midline.