These Fun Finger Plays For Toddlers are an essential part of any preschool curriculum. Finger plays and reciting rhymes are invaluable for teaching so many things: new vocabulary, speech development, comprehension and co-ordination along with developing memory skills but most important of all they’re such fun, children just can’t seem to get enough of them.
The old favourites are always the best when it comes to nursery rhymes and baby songs. Singing is brilliant practice for speech development and reciting nursery rhymes and baby songs in particular, encourages the repetition of shaping vowels and consonants. But when you’re chanting these colourful old rhymes, you’re also building and developing the imagination.
The title links of the rhymes below take you to each of the relevant posts for all the lyrics and hand actions, and the videos are a good reference for the melodies.
Fun Finger Plays
Incy Wincy Spider / Itsy Bitsy
This video doesn’t show the actions, but if you click on the link and visit the Apple tree post there are cartoon instructions .
Twinkle Twinkle is always one of babies first favourites.
1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught A Fish Alive!
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