This Little Piggy

Posted: Monday, February 4, 2008, 9:14 am

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Put your finger dexterity to the test while you say this rhyme (about five very different piggies) with your child.

As you say the following rhyme, act out the story with your fingers.

This little piggy went to market,
Hold up all five fingers on one hand. Point to thumb with other hand.
This little piggy stayed at home,
Point to index finger.
This little piggy had roast beef,
Point to middle finger.
This little piggy had none.
Point to ring finger.
And this little piggy went...
Point to pinky finger.
"Wee wee wee" all the way home...
Tickle child's tummy.

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills. Rhyming is a great way to promote the ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.

You can help by:

  • Saying nursery and nonsense rhymes with your child. Rhymes help children hear the different parts of words.

Activities for Babies and Toddlers:

  • Singing songs with your child is a fun way for them to hear words being broken up into smaller parts. Sing and listen to music often.
  • Read books that rhyme together with your children.

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