Finger Plays for Nursery and Kindergarten

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D. Lothrop Company, 1893 - Children's literature - 80 pages
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Eighteen finger-play rhymes and music illustrated with quaint old-fashioned pictures. Preschool - kindergarten.
 

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Page 22 - In my little garden bed, Raked so nicely over, First the tiny seeds I sow, Then with soft earth cover. Shining down, the great round sun Smiles upon it often; Little raindrops pattering down Help the seeds to soften.
Page 54 - Here is a bee-hive ; Where are the bees ? Hidden away Where nobody sees. Soon they come creeping Out of the hive, — One, two, three, four, five.
Page 35 - Everywhere around! When the little caterpillar Found his furry coat too tight, Then a snug cocoon he made him, Spun of silk so soft and light, Rolled himself away within It — Slept there day and night. See how this cocoon is stirring! Now a little head we spy — What! Is this our caterpillar, Spreading gorgeous wings to dry? Soon the free and happy creature Flutters gaily by.
Page 75 - Dasher must not stay. Press, press, press, All the milk must be From the golden butter now Pressed out carefully. Pat, pat, pat, Make it smooth and round. See! the roll of butter's done — Won't you buy a pound? Taste, oh! taste, This is very nice. Spread it on the children's bread, Give them each a slice.
Page 74 - XVII. MAKING BUTTER. Skim, skim, skim, With the skimmer bright ; Take the rich and yellow cream, Leave the milk so white. Churn, churn, churn, Now 'tis churning day; Till the cream to butter turn Dasher must not stay. Press, press, press ; All the milk must be From the golden butter now Pressed out carefully Ti ^%| VAT, PAT, PAT" SPREADING Pat, pat, pat; Make it smooth and round.
Page 55 - Dear little ants, won't you please come out?" Then as if the little ants had heard my call — One, two, three, four, five, came out. And that was all.
Page 5 - ... he begins to understand. Let him represent the flying of birds and he enters partially into the life of birds. Let him imitate the rapid motion of fishes in the water and his sympathy with fishes is quickened. Let him reproduce the activities of farmer, miller and baker, and his eyes open to the meaning of their work.
Page 34 - Fuzzy little caterpillar, Crawling, crawling on the ground! Fuzzy little caterpillar, Nowhere, nowhere to be found. Though we've looked and looked and hunted Everywhere around! When the little caterpillar Found his furry coat too tight, Then a snug cocoon he made him, Spun of silk so soft and light, Rolled himself away within It — Slept there day and night. See how this cocoon is stirring! Now a little head we spy — What!
Page 43 - Five little mice on the pantry floor, Seeking for bread-crumbs or something more; Five little mice on the shelf up high, Feasting so daintily on a pie — But the big round eyes of the wise old cat See what the five little mice are at.
Page 15 - This is the lambkin's own big water trough; Drink, little lambkins, and then scamper off ! This is the rack where in winter they feed; Hay makes a very good dinner indeed. These are the big shears to shear the old sheep, Dear little lambkins their soft wool may keep. Here, with its big double doors shut so tight, This is the barn where they all sleep at night.

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