Friday, August 9, 2013

Fingerplay Fun Friday!

In honor of Shark Week, here is one of our older (and more popular) fingerplays: Baby Shark

Baby Shark

Baby shark, do-do, doot doot, do-do,
(open & close index finger & thumb)
Baby shark, do-do, doot doot, do-do.

Brother shark, do-do, doot doot, do-do,
(all fingers & thumb)
Brother shark, do-do, doot doot, do-do.

Mother shark, do-do, doot doot, do-do,
(both hands -- hinged at wrists)
Mother shark, do-do, doot doot, do-do.

Daddy shark, do-do, doot doot, do-do,
(both arms -- hinged at elbows)
Daddy shark, do-do, doot doot, do-do.

Now we swim, do-do, doot doot, do-do,
(pretend to swim)
From the shark, do-do, doot doot, do-do.

GOTCHA!!


I like this rhyme because it is nothing short of pure fun!!!  That's a good enough reason for sharing it with kids, right?

It also presents kids with the opportunities to build their motor skills (exercising the finger muscles needed to hold a pencil and the upper body needed to drag a pencil across the page).  Next time you write something down, try to pay attention to the muscles you use.  It's really fascinating!!

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