Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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.