Where is Thumbkin?

Posted: Monday, January 7, 2008, 9:33 am

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Demonstrate just how polite fingers and thumbs can be, all while improving your child's early literacy skills.

Where is thumbkin?
Hide hands behind back.
Where is thumbkin?
Here I am.
Bring out one hand with thumb extended.
Here I am.
Bring out other hand with thumb extended.
How are you this morning?
Bend one thumb up and down.
Very well, I thank you.
Bend other thumb up and down.
Run away
Put hand behind back.
Run away.
Put other hand behind back.

Repeat the same motions using the fingers mentioned

Where is pointer?
Where is pointer?
Here I am
Here I am.
How are you this morning?
Very well, I thank you.
Run away
Run away.

Where is tall man?
Where is tall man?
Here I am
Here I am.
How are you this morning?
Very well, I thank you.
Run away
Run away.

Where is ring man?
Where is ring man?
Here I am
Here I am.
How are you this morning?
Very well, I thank you.
Run away
Run away.

Where is pinkie?
Where is pinkie?
Here I am
Here I am.
How are you this morning?
Very well, I thank you.
Run away
Run away.

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills.

You can help by:

  • Saying rhymes with your children. Rhymes often incorporate words that we do not normally use in your day to day conversations.
  • Reading some nonfiction books to children. Nonfiction/true books often have lots of new and interesting words that children can learn.

Activities for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers: This is a great rhyme to use to help kids with vocabulary because it uses terms like pinkie and pointer, probably words that we don't normally use every day. You can find other rhymes like this one in many of our Mother Goose collections. You can find some of our favorites listed above.

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