Every week, we do one or two small movement and fingerplay songs in class, like “Inky Pinky Spider,” “Rain, rain,” “One Little Owl,” and “Open & Shut Them.”

These are really great for little ones, because they help them work on a lot of developmental skills, and they’re simple enough for them to learn and imitate pretty quickly.

In addition to learning a steady beat and a simple melody, there are many benefits to doing these songs, including:

-improving fine motor skills

-developing and refining hand-eye coordination

-strengthening and flexing small hand and arm muscles