Why Fingerplays?

Did you know that using Fingerplays in the Early Childhood classroom increases children’s social, cognitive, emotional, physical, perceptual, speech and language, self help and creative development? Woah. Yes it is that important!

Educator Connect E-shop has ready to use Fingerplays with their corresponding rhyme ready to download. Just print it out and make your own sent.



What are Fingerplays?

Fingerplays are rhymes, chants and poems used with finger motions that encourage children to participate by using fine motor (small muscles) and speech and language.

Usually finger puppets can be added to each finger to engage and provide children with a visually appealing character/image to follow along with.

Curriculum Areas For Fingerplays

Math: Have children count the finger puppets with you as you place each puppet on your fingers.
Language: Introduce new vocabulary words in the song/rhyme/chant.
Music & Movement: Encourage children to listen and sing a long, strengthening their auditory skills, memorization and ability to focus for the duration of the finger play.

How to make finger puppets

Watch our video for the fingerplays tips. Don’t forget to share it if you find it useful!

Drama & Storytelling

Dramatizing and storytelling through fingerplays is an excellent opportunity to have children tell you what happened first, next and last. If the story becomes creative and doesn’t unfold as the original, that is also a great opportunity to come up with a new version of the Finger Play. Build that self esteem, boost up their confidence and creativity.

Early Childhood Educators should be familiar with Fingerplays and how to use them in the Early Childhood Classroom.

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