I like to practice this song with the children, with each child having their own copy of the paper. I encourage children to lay the paper flat on the floor or on the table and to follow along with their finger. I like to have my own copy to model how I follow along with my finger, too.
This song teaches:
- left to right tracking
- concepts of print
- alphabetic principle
- one-to-one correspondence
- segmenting initial sounds/phonemes
"chair, chair, ch, ch, ch; silla silla s, s, s; mano, mano, m, m, m..."
Don't worry about the letter names. We can use other songs, games, and activities to teach letter names and other emerging literacy skills through meaningful play experiences. Follow along with the video or audio below. Have fun with this song!