Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Early Literacy Fun for Little People

October's Fingerplay of the Month
Here's a fun song that will help your pre-K child learn to experiment with nonsense words and alliteration, a fancy name for two or more neighboring words that repeat the same sound. You can also gently move the hands of your infant and toddler, so they can wiggle and giggle as they listen to you and enjoy your movements. The older boy or girl scouts in your troop will no doubt recognize the tune as a scout camp favorite so have fun as a family with Ram-Sam-Sam!

A Ram-Sam-Sam (Follow-along Video plus Script) video
A Ram Sam Sam
A Ram Sam Sam
Guli, guli, guli, guli, guli
Ram Sam Sam
A Ram Sam Sam
A Ram Sam Sam
Guli, guli, guli, guli, guli
Ram Sam Sam
A Rafi, a Rafi
Guli, guli, guli, guli, guli
Ram Sam Sam
A Rafi, a Rafi
Guli, guli, guli, guli, guli
Ram Sam Sam

A Selection of Singable Songs for the Shorter Set
Check out these among other books about songs, some of which illustrate classic tunes and others which set new words to old favorites:

Itsy Bitsy, the Smart Spider by Charise Harper
The Wheels on the Race Car by Alex Zane
Down by the Station by Jennifer Vetter
Tinkle, Tinkle Little Tot by Bruce Lansky
Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow

Post by Kathleen Sands