For those of you in Our Time and Imagine That who can’t seem to get enough transportation activities for your child, I just found an incredible source at this website. I’m going to be introducing some of them in to our Away We Go classes in the next couple of weeks, but thought you might like to see the list. I notice that there are other types of fingerplays and poems in the links to the left. I haven’t taken the time to look at those links yet.
Most children find fingerplays and songs fun accompaniments to their day. I have noticed many of our youngest Our Timers are chanting and singing along in class. Do these for the pure fun of it! But, also remember that children are learning important language and vocabulary skills, rhythm and steady beat development, and distinguishes between their singing and speaking voices when songs and fingerplays are introduced into their world.