Children’s Counting-Out Rhymes, Fingerplays, Jump-Rope and Bounce-Ball Chants and Other Rhythms

A Comprehensive English-Language Reference


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About the Book

Do you have a childhood memory of playing with other children and jumping rope or counting to those age-old funny rhymes?
This impressive compilation includes all the old traditional favorites (and some new) and is useful to anyone who works with children—parents, teachers, librarians, group leaders, camp counselors, day-care people, anyone.
Infants’ finger and toe-counting games, choose-up-sides and you-are-it rhymes, ball-bouncing chants, tongue twisters, staircase tales, narrative act-out singsong tales and others—children have been enthralled by these rhymes and rhythms for ages. Also included are author, title, first line, and subject indexes.

About the Author(s)

A Pennsylvanian and past president of the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference, Gloria Delamar writes a weekly newspaper feature column, articles, poetry, and classroom verse-skits for children in addition to teaching creativity and writing workshops for both children and adults.

Bibliographic Details

Gloria T. Delamar
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 224
Bibliographic Info: indexes
Copyright Date: 2006 [1983]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2833-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0761-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Foreword      viii

1 Fingerplays      1

2 Five-Finger-Plays      45

3 More-Than-Finger-Plays      56

4 Holiday Potpourri      69

5 Join-In Rhythms      83

6 Counting-Out Rhymes      114

7 Jump-Rope and Bounce-Ball Chants      124

8 Tongue-Twisters      145

9 “Staircase” Tales      154

10 Narrative Verses      175

Index      195

Book Reviews & Awards

“a helpful resource…worthwhile”—Booklist; “a fine collection”—Come-All-Ye; “wonderful”—Small Press Review.