My son loved finger plays books at age 2.
I never meet a great pre-school teacher who did not love finger plays. Why do you think that is?
I think we who love kids and finger plays understand the value of rhythm and rhyme in the learning process.
- Children feel the sense of a happy community when chanting familiar words with peers.
- Memorizing rhyms and finger play words are the building blocks of the foundation to early reading skills.
- More good reasons to do finger plays with kids…to be continued…
Before I close part one of this post check out this seasonal finger play: author unknown.
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
First one said “Oh my, it’s getting late!”
Second one said “There
are witches is a chill in the air,”
Third one said ” we don’t care!”
Fourth one said “oh it’s just Halloween fun.”
Fifth one said “let’s run and run!”
Ooo ooo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.