ERIC Number: ED206387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Fingerplay: A Useful Tool and Enjoyable Art.
Fairchild, Steven H.; Seaver, Judith W.
Fingerplays are enjoyable and versatile additions to program activities and can provide an informal opportunity to practice manipulative and coordination skills. As an instructional supplement in a variety of content areas, this form of dramatic play fosters the development of intellectual and language skills. Caregivers of young children often choose to use fingerplays as a positive management technique. Fingerplays can be easily incorporated into program activities as spontaneous learning experiences, transitions, and instructional supplements. Techniques for helping children learn fingerplays are simple and direct, and the mutual participation of both caregivers and children in making up fingerplays is a satisfying experience for all. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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