Monday, December 14, 2009

Early Literacy Fun for Little People

December's Fingerplay of the Month
December's fingerplay of the month helps young children learn the important skill of counting in a fun and seasonal way. It also encourages them to work on their motor skills because this fingerplay requires them to lift just one finger at a time, which is a learned skill that takes time and practice. Enjoy this fingerplay during the snowy months and watch your favorite little fingers and young minds get better at moving and counting.

Ten Little Snowflakes (Follow-along Video plus Script)
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One little, two little three little snowflakes;
Four little, five little, six little snowflakes;
Seven little, eight little, nine little snowflakes,
Ten little snowflakes in the air!

Catch, catch, catch those snowflakes!
Catch, catch, catch those snowflakes!
Catch, catch, catch those snowflakes!
Catch those snowflakes in the air!

Further Reading
Check out our wonderful holiday book section or for wintry books, our nature book section. Here's a few among the many titles you may enjoy with your child:

First Snow by Bernette Ford
Hello Snow by Hope Vestergaard
Snow by Cynthia Rylant
Snow Day by Lester Laminack
Hanukkah by Alan Benjamin
Arthur's Christmas by Marc Brown
Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O'Connor
This Is the Dreidel by Abby Levine

Post by Kathleen Sands