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Fingerplay Resources


These books are full of clever, fun ways to engage kids in rhyme and play using finger motions and song.






Scott, Barbara A.
PTC J027.625 SCOTT

Much more than just another storytime book, Scott brings her decades of successful experience to your screen through an accompanying DVD. Watch her perform all types of fingerplays and action rhymes so you can choose different styles to implement or adapt in your own storytime. Learn to lead 1,000 fingerplays with confidence while your young listeners absorb listening and memorization skills, motor coordination, and a love of storytime fun.
Mohrmann, Gary
PTC J371.3 ONETH

This comprehensive book includes a variety of rhymes and poems for all reasons and seasons. It also includes subject and first-line indexes.
Briggs, Diane
PTC J791.53 BRIGG

Liven up programming for young children with simple fingertip stories related to reading.
Education Center
PTC J372.414 ALMOS

Help students hear sounds in language, recognize letters, and develop early reading skills. Patterns, cards, practice pages, and informal assessment tools make this a valuable resource in any early childhood classroom.
Press, Judy
PTC J372.55 PRESS

Intended for ages 2 to 6 years, this title contains over 80 kid-sized alphabet experiences - making an Alphabet Zoo, going on letter hunts, performing silly fingerplays - that expose children to each letter in various forms, offering many opportunities for learning success.
Low, Elizabeth Cothen
PTC J793.4 BIG

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-303) and indexes.
Delamar, Gloria T.
PTC J398.8 DELAM

Infants' finger and toe-counting games, choose-up-sides and you-are-it rhymes, ball-bouncing chants, tongue twisters, staircase tales, narrative act-out singsong tales and others--children have been enthralled by these rhymes and rhythms for ages. Also included are author, title, first line, and subject indexes.
Anderson-Newham, Susan
PTC J027.625 ANDER

Anderson-Newham sees many similarities between the preparation of delicious food and the preparation of exceptional storytimes. She has compiled a storytime cookbook, from the basics of creation of appropriate opportunities for learning, to the ingredients of books, fingerplays, and activities, to a series of "menus" for storytimes.
Defty, Jeff
PTC J793.4 DEFTY

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Herr, Judy
PTC J372.19 HERR

Now in it's second edition, this book assists the early childhood teacher in designing developmentally appropriate curricula and is a "must-have" resource for any early childhood educator or caregiver.
Bazarte, Dr. Melanie
PTC J793.4 BAZAR

Finger plays and action songs : for infancy through first grade
Forte, Imogene
PTC J792.028 FORTE

Provides a collection of fingerplays, action rhymes, songs, dance, and drama. For preschoolers.
Wilmes, Liz
PTC J371.335 WILME

Fingerplays, poems and songs, with patterns and activities, for use with a flannel board. Includes index.
Cromwell, Liz
PTC J793.7 FINGE

Finger frolics : fingerplays for young children.
Kobe, Liz Cromwell
PTC J793.4 FINGE, 1996

Finger frolics 2: fingerplays for young children.
Graham, Terry Lynne
PTC J811 GRAHA

Hallum, Rosemary
CD JZM HALL FF E29

Wilmes, Liz & Dick
PTC J371.397 WILME

Weimer, Tonja Evetts
KIT J793.4 WEIME

Includes a compact disc with the songs to use as fingerplays as well as 2 accompanying books with all of the songs and action pictures.
Hallum, Rosemary
KIT J398.8 HALLU

Penguins -- Two little blackbirds -- Footplay -- Peanut butter -- New peas porridge hot -- I'm a little teapot -- The wheels on the bus -- Five little monkeys -- New shoes -- I have ten little fingers -- Johnny works with one hammer -- Where is Thumbkin?
Keefe, Betty
PTC J394.2

Erlic, Lily
PTC J395.122 ERLIC

Activity fun including: What are manners? ; courtesy creatures ; polite plants ; sharing with numbers and more...
Hart, Marj
PTC J372.5 HART

Stories and poems with easy-to-cut illustrations (Preschool-grade 3).
Spewock, Theodosia
PTC J372.21 SPEWO

Fun activities help your baby explore his or her new world. And practical advice, such as playpen safety and choosing a day care, helps you provide a safe and nurturing environment for learning. It's a great way to grow, love, and learn together!
Spewock, Theodosia
PTC J372.21 SPEWO

Contains activities for each month designed to help prepare five- year-olds for entering kindergarten.
Spewock, Theodosia
PTC J372.21 SPEWO

Contains month-by-month activities for four-year-olds.
Warren, Jean
PTC J372.21 WARRE

Contains month-by-month activities for one-year-olds.
Spewock, Theodosia
PTC J372.21 SPEWO

Contains month-by-month activities for three-year-olds.
MacMillan, Kathy
PTC J027.8222 MACMI

reating memorable library moments for kindergartners -- Meeting special needs in the school library -- Welcome to the library -- Welcome to kindergarten -- Nursery rhymes -- All about me -- Friends and family -- Safety -- Fall -- Apples and pumpkins -- Trees -- Spiders -- Nocturnal animals -- Thanksgiving -- Nutrition and food groups -- Holidays and traditions -- Gingerbread -- The five senses -- The new year -- Winter -- Health -- Martin Luther King Jr./Celebrating diversity -- The 100th day of school -- Transportation -- Space -- Community helpers -- Valentine's day -- Presidents' day -- Fairy tales and folktales -- St. Patrick's day -- Dinosaurs -- Weather -- Spring -- Zoo animals -- Farm animals -- Sea animals -- In the garden -- Summer -- Appendix A : further resources for lesson
Roberts, Lynda
PTC J791.53 ROBER

A collection of finger plays based on the number five.
MacMillan, Kathy
PTC J011.62 MACMI

ABC time -- Bathtime -- Bedtime -- Big and little -- Birds -- Books and libraries -- Brothers and sisters -- Bugs and insects -- Cats and dogs -- Clothes -- Community helpers -- Counting -- Fairy tales -- Fall -- Family -- Farm fun -- Fast and slow -- Feelings -- Food -- Forest animals -- Friends -- Frogs -- Gardens and growing -- Hair -- Hands -- Hats -- Holidays and celebrations -- Houses and homes -- Jungle animals -- Music and dance -- My body -- My neighborhood -- Nature -- Parents -- Playtime -- School days -- Shoes -- Shopping -- Spring -- Summer -- Transportation -- Under the sea -- Weather -- Winter -- Appendix A. Culture notes and index of entries by culture -- Appendix B. Storytime materials celebrating diversity -- Appendix C. Further resources for storytime planning.
Cooper, Kay
PTC J793.9 COOPE

Stewart, Georgiana Liccione
CD JZM STEWART NRT K58

Compact disc. Subtitle from accompanying material. Lyrics and suggested activities inserted in container.
Chupela, Dolores
PTC J027.625 CHUPE

Includes over 50 original fingerplay activities that will immediately capture a child's attention, arranged alphabetically by topic beginning with A for Alligator and ending with W for worms. The topics include animals, insects, foods, transportation, occupations, nature, and everyday objects such as eyeglasses, pockets, crayons, and shoes.
Benton, Gail
PTC J027.6251 BENTO

This title contains elements parents need to produce high quality programs that take advantage of their child's natural curiosity and encourage parent participation. The activities (with accompanying music CD) contain everything necessary to create interactive, 30-minute story times for children aged 18 months to five years.
Sust, Paul
CD JZS SUST RR A00

Young children love to be held and sung to. Research shows us that reading, singing and doing rhymes and fingerplays with babies helps get their brains ready to learn all kinds of things...Some of the following rhymes have finger actions. For others, you can rock, bounce or cuddle your little one as you share the rhyme!
MacMillan, Kathy
PTC J027.625 MACMI

Provides a generous sampling of art and craft ideas, songs, and action rhymes, designed to help veteran librarians refresh and enliven ongoing programs, while providing novice storytime planners what they need to get started.
Feierabend, John Martin
PTC J782.4 BOOK

Finger play. Games with music. Children's songs. Music--Instruction and study.
Silberg, Jackie
PTC J398.8 COMPL

Featuring more than 700 songs, rhymes, poems, finger-plays, and chants, this volume gives children a variety of ways to fall in love with rhythm, rhyme, repetition, and structural sequence.
Cole, Joanna
PTC J793.4 COLE

A collection of play rhymes intended to be accompanied by finger play and other physical activities.
Education Center.
PTC J372.21 TOTAL

Activities that emphasize social and emotional development, art and sensory explorations; songs, rhymes, and fingerplays; early language and math concepts; and gross-motor and fine-motor development.
Schnitzer, Sue
CD JZM SCHN WW S 00