Lesson 2: Lesson 2: Pinky Strength I'm a Happy Doggie

In this lesson, we expand on lesson 1, and focus on strengthening pinkies.

Preparing for the second lesson

Your child should be playing the lesson 1 exercises fluidly at this point. 

Lesson 2 also has a right hand exercise and a left hand exercise. The only hand posture requirement is that we don't "karate chop" with our pinky.  Instead, have the child keep his hand reasonably level when using the pinky:

Demonstration of right, wrong, and acceptable ways to engage the pink for these exercises

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Your child can have some tilt in their hand while playing with his pinky and still get the strength-building benefits from the exercise (see above video) , but be sure that you yourself always play it with perfect posture when demonstrating it for him.

Here are the words to the exercises:

I'm a Happy Doggie

Give a dog a bone to chew.
Doggie wags his tail for you.
I'm a happy doggie 'cause I got a tasty bone.

We'll be singing this song for the next three lessons.

Make sure the practice chart is set to lesson 2. Practice every day!

Videos:

I'm a Happy Doggie, demo videos

Right Hand

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Left Hand

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