Easy and Engaging Activities That Build Important Background Knowledge and Enrich Young Learners’ Vocabularies
By Pamela Chanko
Enrich circle time, transitions, or any time with this irresistible collection of easy-to-learn activities! Fingerplays, action rhymes, and songs help children improve memory, build fine and gross motor skills, and enhance hand-eye coordination. They also let children associate actions with particular words, helping them to make meaning of new vocabulary and concepts related to favorite themes, such as All About Me, Health and Safety, Weather and Seasons, Community Helpers, Holidays and Special Days, and many more. 112 pages.
Make a Chart: When sharing a fingerplay, you might write the text (excluding the movement directions) on chart paper and post it at children’s eye level. Even if children aren’t yet able to read, they’ll enjoy exploring letters and words. You can recite the rhyme before introducing the movements. As you read, track the words with your finger. After children are familiar with the words, introduce the movements.