Fingerplays are a great way to engage your toddler or preschooler in language learning. Lisa Erwin, M.S., CCC-SLP discusses 5 ways using fingerplays are beneficial to young children. Fingerplays help develop literacy skills because the songs contain rhyme and rhythm and it introduces story grammar (character, setting, problem, solution) as the songs tell a story. Fingerplays help develop interactions with parents and caregivers because it is an activity that is done together and it helps young children develop motor skills by isolating finger movements. Finally, fingerplays don’t require any toys or batteries so they can be done anytime!
Erwin, Lisa. Getting Back to Basics: 5 Reasons to Use Fingerplays in Sessions. ASHA Leader Live.December 7, 2018. https://blog.asha.org/2018/12/07/getting-back-to-basics-5-reasons-to-use-fingerplays-in-sessions/