Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas!
It's been Christmas time in the shops for months, but now that it is December, even I can't deny that Christmas really is just around the corner...
Finger plays are full of wonder and imagination and pack a serious educational punch. Here are a few things your little bluebird is developing when having fun with finger plays:
- Form and expression - All great music has artistic qualities and finger plays introduce the young child to the world of form and expression. Every phrase has a unique movement that goes along with the melody or rhyme.
- Language development – Finger plays offer little people opportunities to learn new words and vocabulary in a way that is fun. It is especially helpful to the child who is learning a second language.
- Following directions - Finger plays teach children to listen carefully and pay attention.
- Fine motor skills - By exercising their fingers and hands children are developing their fine motor skills without even knowing it.
What's your favourite finger play?