Five benefits to fingerplay
Fingerplays (rhymes that you act out with your fingers) are not only a great distraction for fussy, defiant or overtired toddlers, they also stimulate a loving and intimate connection between caregiver and child.
👌assists in motor and language development
👏supports body awareness & fine motor skills
🤛 increases rhythmic proficiency
🤞develops muscular coordination
✋supports strong memory development
Fingerplays can also be used as a tool for transition (from one activity to another) or as a redirection (from unfavourable behaviour).
This past week on my instagram reels @meaganrosewilson I shared some favourite Spring fingerplays that you can use with your little ones.
You can also find a couple other fingerplays in Journal posts I’ve created on Fingerplays in the past:
🌱 If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, here is a fingerplay for Spring
🍂 If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, here is a fingerplay for Autumn
Do you have a favourite fingerplay you want to share with our community? I’d love to hear in the comments below