Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ten Reason for Fingerplays

1. Appreciation for song, poetry, humor
2. Awareness of concepts like counting, shape, size
3. Skills for listening, following directions, memory
4. Narrative skills, vocabulary, phonological awareness
5. Large and small motor skills
6. Order and sequence
7. Opportunities to move, wiggle, stretch
8. Smooth transitions between stories and books
9.Self expression and self awareness
10. Rhythm, rhyme, music