Posted: Monday, February 18, 2008, 9:54 am
(Length: 52 sec)
It is a very good day for the three frogs featured in this song.
As you sing it with your child, incorporate the following hand gestures.
Three green and speckled frogs
Hold up three fingers
Sitting on a speckled log
Place fingers on other arm (log)
Eating the most delicious bugs
One jumped into the pool
Jump a finger off arm into "pool"
Where it was nice and cool
Now there were two green speckled frogs
Hold up two fingers
Repeat song with two frogs, then one frog.
Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills. Researchers find that knowing that letters are different from each other and have different names and sounds helps children to understand what words are made up of smaller parts and to know the names of those parts.
You can help by:
- Talking about things around you, saying what is alike and what is different
- Helping children recognize shapes
- Pointing out letters around you
Activities for Babies and Toddlers: Noticing that the differences in shapes and sizes will help your child understand that letters are made up of shapes. Look at shape books with your child and notice shapes all around you. Talk about things that are similar, but different, such as a car and truck, or a dress and skirt.