Early Literacy Reminder: Action Rhymes, Fingerplays, and Writing

March 26, 2015

 

Talking to parents about why we do what we do in storytime is so important. I like to share one of the reasons why we do action rhymes and fingerplays in storytime and how that relates to writing with this early literacy tip: "Building fine and gross motor skills is essential in your child's development, and will eventually help them hold a pen or pencil when they learn to write. We do lots of movement rhymes and fingerplays in storytime to help build these motor skills. So let's do 'The Itsy Bitsy Spider' one more time!"

 

 

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