A Fingerplay for Spring

From a psychological and intellectual perspective fingerplay assists in motor and language development, increases self-esteem, body awareness, rhythmic proficiency, muscular coordination and memory development. Fingerplay may also be used as a tool for transition (from one activity to another) or as a redirection (from unfavourable behaviour). Nursery rhymes and fingerplay stimulate a loving and intimate connection between the caregiver and child.

This is a lovely flower fingerplay from the Whole Family Rhythms Spring Guide. You can replace the “daisy” with a tulip or daffodil if you’re still in the early stages of Spring.

This is wonderful as part of a larger Spring Circle or it is also a great tool to use to call children to attention and to have them standing strong and focused and ready for a transition- for example moving from inside playtime to outside time. We often do fingerplays before of after our story time together.

Do you have any other favourite Spring fingerplays? Please share them in the comments.

Meagan Wilson

Meagan Wilson

Meagan Wilson is the founder of Whole Family Rhythms, the place to come for inspiration and resources about conscious parenting connecting you to the earth, the seasons and your own unique family values. Meagan earned her Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and taught TESOL to young children in South Korea and Australia for 5 years. In 2012 she completed the Foundations of Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at the Sydney Steiner College. In 2017, under the direction of Kim John Payne, she received her certification as a simplicity parenting family life coach.Meagan is the mother to four children. After ten years of living in Australia they now live in the Canadian countryside outside of Toronto. You can find her @wholefamilyrhythms on Instagram and view her wide range of nature-inspired early childhood curriculum at wholefamilyrhythms.com
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