The importance of fingerplay & singing to your child
Fingerplay & singing to your child is a great way to boost brain development. It’s also a fun way to interact & build positive emotional bonds between you & your child.
Further, there’s nothing quite so precious & enjoyable as engaging in song & play with your baby. They love the attention & you’re helping them to develop cognitively & emotionally.
Here’s a short list of some of the benefits of fingerplay with your child:
♥ Helps child learn language skills–phonological awareness such as rhythm & rhyme, auditory memory, helps build vocabulary & fluency
♥ Helps teach numbers, patterns, & other math concepts (never too young to start that!)
♥ Builds motor skills like eye-hand coordination & small muscle development
I remember a month or two ago, for the first time seeing Joseph interact with Salem, doing finger rhymes & songs with her, & being amazed at the level of her interaction with him. I said something about it to him, like, “Wow, I can’t believe Sally does that.” He brushed it off, like it was nothing out of the ordinary, & said, “We do that routine every day, sometimes several times a day. She loves it.”
Since I worked away from home a lot this past year & he spent a good chunk of the day with her, they’ve really built a bond with each other.
Watch the video & see for yourself. I love the interchange between the two–they really communicate with each other. My favorite part is the ending–she’s such a tease!