ERIC Number: ED351118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Fingerplays: An Idea from the Past with Learning Opportunities for the Present and Future.
Baker, Betty Ruth
This paper presents a guide to the selection and use of finger plays with children. Finger plays are defined as brief stories that rhyme and can be dramatized by fingers. After touching briefly on the origins of finger plays, the paper lists several uses for this activity, including motivating students, introducing new themes or units, and developing listening and language skills. Criteria to consider when selecting finger plays, such as learning expectations and the time of year and day, are listed. Specific steps to follow when presenting finger plays are also listed, and materials for illustrating finger plays are suggested. The remainder of the paper presents several finger play rhymes, with instructions on their use. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fingerplays; Rhyme
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Childhood Education International (100th, Chicago, IL, April 22-25, 1992).