Finger Plays and Action Songs

Why are finger plays and action songs so great, other than the fact that you don’t need any supplies, they’re free, great for any age and fun?

  • help kids practice following directions
  • lengthens attention span and develops listening skills
  • practices ordering, sequencing, number concepts and rhyming skills
  • builds vocabulary

Some fun finger plays and action songs to try are:

  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Five Little Apples (The Activity Mom has posted this one)
  • There Was a Little Turtle
  • Five Fat and Speckled Frogs
  • Where is Thumbkin?
  • This Old Man
  • Five Little Monkeys
  • If You’re Happy and You Know It
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