Friday, July 5, 2013

Fingerplay Fun Friday!

Today we have another fun baby lap bounce: One Two Three

One Two Three

One, two, three
Baby's on my knee
Rooster crows
Cockadoodle-doo!
And away s/he goes!! (lift baby)

One, two, three
(insert your child's name) is on my kneee
Rooster crows
Cockadoodle-doo!
And away s/he goes (lift baby)


I almost didn't share this video.  My little lap bounce guest has clearly lost interest in being bounced (after sitting for quite a few additional recordings.. poor guy).  I couldn't resist, though.  It is such a great example of how quickly kids learn to identify patterns.  If you watch closely, you will notice that before I raise him the second time he looks upward in anticipation of the lift.

When children recognize patterns in language, they are developing important pre-reading skills.  Pattern recognition is such a critical part of learning how to decode and make sense out of what we read.  The more chances kids have to experience patterns in language, the easier it is for them to anticipate and make guesses when they are learning how to read.

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