Get information from the parent about the child’s favorite songs and finger plays.
Ask the child to teach you how to do his favorite song or finger play.
The child knows most of the words to familiar songs (though they may have them consistently wrong) and most of the gestures for familiar finger plays.
Encourage parents to sing and do finger plays with their child. They are fun and reinforce memory. Also encourage parents to talk about past events. Discuss what the child did and what others did. Also talk about how the experiences relate to what they are doing now.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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