Wednesday, August 19, 2020


Good grief! I don’t know who “they” are and if “they” have ever taught little kids, but I doubt if singing a song is actually going to cause Covid to spread. However, it is what it is, so for the next few days I’ll give you some fun “alternatives to singing."


Most of you who have followed me for years think I’m a broken record when it comes to finger plays. However, if you think about it, they are a perfect tool for engaging children, oral language, math concepts, and developing small motor skills. Finger plays can also encourage children to use their imaginations and their brains!

Here are some videos where you can watch me do finger plays. It might work well to take one or two each week and repeat them every day. Send home copies of finger plays to encourage families to do them together.

P.S. I’m laughing at myself because I can just see me doing these one day in the nursing home!!!