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Apr 04

Fingerplays for All

Posted on April 4, 2017 at 11:40 AM by Christina Stuck

Before I do counting fingerplays during story time, I check to see if everyone has ten fingers. It seems like a small matter, but some children, like adults, don't have access to all their fingers. I mainly do it to draw attention to something we often take for granted: a complete, working body. I never have had anyone attend story time with missing or bandaged up fingers, but I want to share with you a tip I learned if there ever was. Beside, it is also a fun way to shake up counting fingerplays we frequently do: simply recommend the child to use his toes or his grown-up's fingers. A super easy way to include everyone the way he is!