Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill…
We have been doing some fun finger-plays with the children. Finger-plays are important as they are ways for children to participate in groups (social development) and they introduce children to the natural rhythms of language (language development). They also promote fine and gross motor coordination as children learn to move their fingers and arms in sync with the words. If you’d ever like to learn the movements to the words, either ask us, or ask your children- some of them might be able to show you themselves!
“Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill,
one named Jack and one named Jill.
Flyyyyyyy away Jack, flyyyyyyy away Jill.
Come back Jack and come back Jill.”
“Celery sticks and celery sticks
and peanut butter, peanut butter,
and raisins and raisins,
and chocolate chips and chocolate chips
and nuts, and nuts.”
We’d like to send a special welcome to our newest (and youngest) friend, Maya Linh. Maya’s parents are Khanh and Hector and we are so glad to have them in our community. Bienvenidos!