Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Nursery Rhymes and Finger Plays

Miss Daisy has always had a very good memory. From an early age she could recall details in books, the events of her day and she quotes movies like a boss!

Needless to say at nearly three years of age she knows over 40 nursery rhymes and finger plays by heart! And listening to her recite them over and over is one of my favourite things!

Last week we were reading through one of our nursery rhyme books and came across a favourite, Here Is the Beehive. This one is quite simple and great for early counting skills as it uses the hand actions to assist in one to one correspondence of counting fingers.

We decided to draw some little bees on our fingers that could hide away in the hive, ready to appear!

Here are some fabulous resources for enjoying nursery rhymes and finger plays with your children.

My Little Bookcase : It all starts with Nursery Rhymes
My Little Bookcase : A list of Nursery Rhyme books
Lessons Learnt Journal : Bring Nursery Rhymes to Life
Wildlife Fun For Kids : Wildlife themed Nursery Rhymes