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Feb 01

The Power in the Fingers

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 10:56 AM by Christina Stuck

Doing simple fingerplays and pinching activities help build your child's fine motor skills. These skills are essential for your child to learn to write. So even though it looks like playing, doing simple fingerplays and holding blankets or scarves by one end and twirling it around or bunching them up, your child is actually practicing her prewriting skills.

There are so many fingerplays out there. I would like to share one of my recent favorites. It is called "Fee Fi Fo Fum."

Begin with a fist, the thumb tucked inside the fingers.
Fee, fi, fo, fum,
Unravel each finger by itself 
Here's my fingers;
Wiggle fingers
Here's my thumb.
Unravel thumb and wiggle it.

Fee, fi, fo, fum,
Bend each finger down
Goodbye, fingers;
Goodbye, thumb.
Tuck thumb behind fingers.