Finger Plays and Independent Learning
Experiences Leading to Optimum Brain Development Within the Young Child
About the Book
Finger plays (creative bodily movement opportunities) have been used with children for many years. However, no one stressed the fact that one of the best reasons for using them with learners ties in with motor and language development. By using finger plays, we offer the learner an opportunity to not only strengthen motor and language development but also to develop more positive self-esteem and memory development as enjoyment of these finger plays occurs.
About the Author
Dr. Carole D. Hillman is a recently retired Professor Emeriti of Elmhurst College. She received her M.Ed. From the University of Illinois and both her Doctorate and Post Doctorates are from Northern Illinois University. She began her work teaching second grade and has taught at both the early childhood as well as advanced levels. Many of her writings have involved a blending of subjects, and a variety of hands-on activities, programs, etc. for the early learner. In addition she has written articles, materials, texts, and programs for learners at various levels of development. She also developed a variety of materials making use of State Standards for The Chicago Tribune which teachers could utilize as they taught children.