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3 More Reasons that Finger Plays are Good Ideas for Little Kids

Learning experiences are enhanced when as many senses are incorporated in that lesson. This is especially true with young children who are learning basic concepts about the world around them.

The use of Finger Plays involves a number of the senses. This post is a continuation of a previous post: Working in Early Childhood Development and Finger Plays go Hand in Hand READ MORE


Working in Early Childhood Development and Finger Plays go Hand in Hand

My son loved books at age 2.

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.

  1. Children feel the sense of a happy community when chanting familiar words with peers.
  2. Memorizing rhyms and finger play words are the building blocks of the foundation to early reading skills.
  3. 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. READ MORE


No Non-cents Nanna Letter to Colorado Springs Child Care Providers

Hey there Colorado Springs neighbors I am starting a new sensory play business!

The following letter of introduction will be emailed and dropped off at DayCare Business in my Colorado Springs neighborhood sharing a few of the services I have to offer busy day care providers and more.

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Sensory Play Activities

Created by Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna READ MORE