Wednesday, September 10, 2014
(Hide hands behind your back. When the song begins they bring one hand out and move it back and forth)
Saco una manita
La hago bailar(Move them back and forth)
La cierro, la abro y la vuelvo a guardar. (Open, close and then hide the hand again)
Saco otra manita (Bring other hand out)
La hago bailar
La cierro, la abro y la vuelvo a guardar.(Hide again.)
Saco dos manitas (Bring both hands out.)
Las hago bailar.
Las cierro, las abro y las vuelvo a guardar.(Put both hands behind your back.)
Monday, March 17, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
el quetzal está en la cueva.
Los pajaritos cantan,
las nubes se levantan.
Que sí, que no, que caiga un chaparrón. ( repeat 2 twice)
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Despacio, despacio camina bajo el sol.
We normally do this finger play with our thumb sticking out. Our fist represents the shell. We move our thumb slowly down the carpet. They really enjoy this simple finger play.
Para tus orejitas (Hands over head to make bunny ears)
Come tu zanahoria (Eat the carrot)
Mi conejito, mi conejito( Jump like a bunny)
Finger Play is an excellent way of teaching children language and meaning. Here are a few of the benefits of finger play. I will be posting some of the Finger Plays that we've been practicing in class.
Here are some of the benefits of using rhymes, finger play or rhymes and action songs:
-They allow for self expression, encouraging a child's own response in his or her use of body and speech.
-These activities encourage students to participate verbally.
-They provide relaxation (a legitimate opportunity to wiggle and move around).
-They assist the child in learning to follow directions.
-They increase attention span.
-They develop listening skills.
-They teach order and sequence.
-Help teach number concepts.
-They increase manual dexterity and muscular control.