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.

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