This is a family hold up one hand, fingers spread
Let's count them and see,
How many there are,
And who they can be count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
This is the mother touch pointer finger
Who loves everyone
And this is the father touch big finger
Who is lots of fun.
This is my sister touch ring finger
She helps and she plays,
And this is the baby touch little finger
He's growing each day.
But who is this one? touch thumb
He's out there alone,
Why it's Jackie, the dog,
And he's chewing a bone. wiggle thumb.
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Information About A Family Fingerplay
A Family Fingerplayis an old time favorite nursery rhyme that has been set to music.
There are hand actions associated with many lines in the song. A child can do the actions, even if they are only listening.
There are many similar fingerplays. Fingerplays are important helping young children learn about everyday topics, including family members, counting.
Fingerplays are valuable to children because they help children to develop hand-eye coordination, memory, sequencing and they just let the children have fun. An older child will love to teach his or her younger brother or sister this song.
Try the song, A Family Fingerplay, with your young child at any time or in any place: in the car, at a restaurant or even as a bedtime story.