Posts Tagged ‘games’
A first-time ever study has been done on hand clapping games! Important skills are gained by this activity, like motor skills and cognitive development. The rhyme and rhythm of this activity are well known early literacy skills.
Leave it to children to naturally make the things we work so hard to teach into a fun game!
Check out the study and then learn or revisit some hand claps with your kids!
Directions for basic hand clapping game
Face your clapping partner. Begin by clapping your hands together at the same time, then reach out with your right hand to clap your partner’s right hand. Next, clap your hands again. Now reach out with your left hand and clap your partner’s left hand. Repeat. Clap on the beat. You can mix it up or clap straight across with both hands.
Miss Suzie had a steamboat
The steamboat had a bell
Miss Suzie went to heaven
The steamboat went to
Please give me number nine
If you disconnect me
I’ll kick you from
Behind the refrigerator there was a piece of glass
Miss Suzie sat upon it and cut her little
Ask me no more questions
Tell me no more lies
The boys are in the bathroom zipping up their
Flies are in the meadow
The bees are in the park
Miss Suzie and her boyfriend are kissing in the
Dark is like a movie
A movie’s like a show
A show is like a TV screen
And that is all I know
Say, Say, Oh Playmate
Say, say, oh playmate
Come out and play with me.
Bring out your dollies three.
Climb up my apple tree.
Slide down my rainbow
Into my cellar door.
And we’ll be jolly friends
Forevermore, one two three four!
Miss Mary Mack
Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack
All dressed in black, black, black
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons
All down her back, back, back
She asked her mother, mother, mother
For fifty cents, cents, cents
To see the elephants, elephants, elephants
Jump over the fence, fence, fence
They jumped so high, high, high
They touched the sky, sky, sky
And didn’t come back, back, back
Till the fourth of July, July, July
Hey Palm Beach County School District kids, caregivers, and teachers, there is a great electronic database, free to you, that allows you to have your favorite book read aloud! TumbleBooks has so much to offer; you’ll have access to story books, new books, puzzles and games from your favorite story, language learning, audio books, and more. TumbleBooks is awesome! You and/or your child can listen and read at your own pace, follow along with the words on the page, and still enjoy the animation and music. With hundreds of books to choose from, you’ll never be bored or have enough!
Furthermore, this is a great tool for reluctant readers; the illustrations, music, and animation is sure to keep the interest alive!
Check it out for yourself and tell me what you think!
Be sure to check our recently added books in the West Palm Beach Public Library’s KidSpace!
Until we meet again,
~Remember, Reading is Awesome!
For years, parents and caregivers would visit our KidSpace and ask us about our computer games for children, specifically the ones on our preschool computers. Unfortunately, our answer was always, “I’m sorry, but the software is licensed to us and we do not have them to lend out.”
Well, you will be happy to hear that I have found some awesome software’s that you can download onto your PC or MAC at home. These are open source, meaning free. They are developed by people who love programming. One of the good ones, that I have specifically tried is Qimo, which is a desktop operating system designed specifically for kids. It comes pre-installed with educational games for children age 3 and up.
Tux Paint, a drawing program for children, is great for kids to show off their artistic style.
My first computer guide is a great book that will assist you in teaching your kids basic skills they need to know when using a computer, like the mouse.
Read about these options and if you feel comfortable, check them out and tell me what you think. Remember, if you’re not so tech savvy; ask someone who is.
Until we meet again,
~Remember, Reading is Awesome!!! CC on left from Flickr user Buzzbo
Veterans Day is Nov. 11th; it is a day you thank and honor all those who served in the military. Veterans are those who serve/served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard in times of war or peace.I already sent my appreciation cards to my Uncle V, my Aunt J, and my friend Bob who all served in the Air Force.
While I was doing my normal surfing for kids stuff, I landed on VA Kids, K-12th. This awesome website is dedicated to educating you all about Veterans Day. With cool games, activities, and facts, you learn all about why we celebrate Veterans Day. Part of the website even gives grown ups some good information and ideas for celebrating Veterans Day. If you would like some more information on Veterans Day, take a look at these:
Veterans Day by Jacqueline S. Cotton
H is for honor: a military family alphabet by Devin Scillian
Love, Lizzie: letters to a military mom by Lisa Tucker
by Houghton Mifflin
Until we meet again…
~Don’t forget to thank a Veteran