Move Over, Mother Goose: Finger Plays, Action Verses and Funny Rhymes

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The 150-plus verses in Move Over, Mother Goose. can by used to build self-esteem, learn new concepts, or just have fun. they are perfect for the ''in between'' times in the daily schedule and will be welcomed by parents and teachers.'

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These lively rhymes can be used as both fingerplays and action verses. Children can do the fingerplays at quiet times and in limited spaces. When used as action verses, they provide an opportunity for energetic movement, either indoors or out.

Children love rhyming and rhythm. They love to play with words and sounds...

Oliver Elephant happened to sneeze And all of a sudden he fell to his knees.

Instantly, children are involved and listening, waiting to hear more...

It's hard to get up
When you're built like a truck,
But Oliver did it with ease.

Imagination combines with movement as the children exuberantly fall down and pick themselves up. These are verses children want to hear again and again.

The verses in Move Over Mother Goose can be used to build self-esteem, learn new concepts, or just have fun. They are perfect for the "in between" times in the daily schedule. Ruth Dowell has tested these rhymes with thousands of children in her popular workshops all across the country. Reading them is like eating a perfectly roasted, salted peanut,. . you can't stop with just one.

The fingerplays, action verses and funny rhymes are divided into subject areas including:

Animals Far And Wide Animals Nearby
Fun And Games
Colors and Numbers
Home and Family
People and Places
Seasons and Holidays
Cooking and Eating

About the Author:

Ruth I. Dowell, M.S., is a Speech and Language Pathologist and the author of six books of verses for children. She has over 20 years of experience working with children's speech and language developmental needs. She presents "language in motion" workshops for both children and teachers. When not on the road giving workshops, she resides in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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