Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Early Literacy Fun for Little People

January's Fingerplay of the Month
January's fingerplay helps children with counting and learning the order of numbers, as many fingerplays do. This one features counting back (3-2-1) vs. counting forward (1-2-3). It also introduces concepts such as over, away, and with a small bit of dialogue, helps children learn about the world around them.

The Three Little Ducks (Follow-along Video Plus Script) video

Three little ducks went out to play.
Over the hill and far away!
When the mama duck said, "Quack, quack, quack, quack!"
Two little ducks came running back.

Two little ducks went out to play.
Over the hill and far away!
When the mama duck said, "Quack, quack, quack, quack!"
One little duck came running back.

One little duck went out to play.
Over the hill and far away!
When the mama duck said, "Quack, quack, quack, quack!"
No little ducks came running back.

But, when the daddy duck said, "Quack, quack, quack, quack!"
Three little ducks came running back!

Fun Duck Books:
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Rosenthal
Katy Duck by Alyssa Capucilli
Guess Who, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest
Silly Goose and Dizzy Duck Play Hide and Seek by Sally Grindley
The Duck Who Played the Kazoo by Amy Sklansky
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon