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Saturday, April 22, 2023


Why patty cake?

First of all, it's free, simple, environmentally friendly, sugar-free...

Patty cake is a great brain break when children are restless.

When you patty cake you cross the midline which activates both sides of the brain.

It's good for eye-hand coordination.

It's TPR - Total Physical Response - motor skills and oral language.

Patty cake encourages self-regulation and the executive function.

It nurtures 21st century skills - cooperation, collaboration, and communication.

You've got purposeful practice for automaticity (aka repetition) because children will want to do it over and over.

How about INTENTIONAL TEACHING? Choose words or skills you are working on and integrate them into this movement game.

Talk about ACTIVE learning!

Here are some"patty cake" videos my webmaster created:

Note!  I looked a lot younger then and that little boy is headed off to college!!  Just a reminder to treasure every moment!

P.S.  Ask children to patty cake with their parents for homework!