This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to demonstrate phonological awareness.
- Stuffed animals
Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.
Step 1: Share the following finger plays from Mansfield/Richland County Public Library with your child:
- I Will Make a Little House
- I will make a little house, (Form roof shape with fingers)
- Where two friends come to hide. (Bend thumbs under roof)
- When I peek in at the door, (Peek under roof)
- They quickly run outside. (Pop thumbs back out)
- Where Do We Live? by Elizabeth McKinnon
- A squirrel lives in a tree, (Form tree shape with hand)
- A snail lives in a shell, (Cover fist with opposite hand)
- A bear lives in a cave, (Make fist with thumb inside)
- It suits her very well.
- A fish lives in a fishbowl, (Form circle with hands)
- A bird lives in a nest, (Cup hands together)
- (Your child’s name) lives in a house, (Make roof about head with arms)
- He/she thinks his home is best.
Step 2: Make a little house for your child by placing a sheet over a table or chair. Add stuffed animals and pillows.
Repeating poems and finger plays with your child strengthens early literacy as children hear vocabulary and rhyme.