A Family Fingerplay

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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.

12 Comments

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Carrie, Syrian Arab Republic

18 July 2016 at 8:41am

You've captured this peyfrctle. Thanks for taking the time!

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sobia, Pakistan

15 March 2014 at 2:37pm

how can i play these poems?

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Angie Welchman, Antarctica

19 October 2011 at 9:18pm

This song was swirl fudge!

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Viet Ha, Viet Nam

2 March 2011 at 5:52am

It's is a great song! I love it!

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Archana, Fiji

5 January 2011 at 3:04am

Iwant to know the tune

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Kevin, Australia

1 November 2010 at 1:16am

The song would help if the actions were in brackets. It is quiet a simple tunewhen you think about it. I hope this helps. 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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Lenna, Venezuela

7 September 2010 at 2:57pm

I want to know the tune of the song....

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Yohana, Surabaya Indonesia

28 August 2010 at 2:50am

I want to know the tune....

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Marlie Lyn, Baguio City Philippines

27 October 2009 at 4:25am

how is the tune of the song?

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Mari, Eeuu

22 September 2009 at 8:28pm

How can I get the tune of this song?

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Naila Haider, Usa

11 April 2009 at 8:48pm

good

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Tana, Valdosta, Ga United States

21 January 2009 at 6:00pm

How does the tune of this song go?

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