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Hiding Family

Activity for an individual child

Age group: 18-40 months

Duration of activity: 5 minutes

This traditional finger play is a great way to help your toddler learn about family titles while he develops fine motor control.

  1. Show your child how to hide his hands behind his back.
  2. Teach him this song with the corresponding motions. Use the tune "Frere Jacques."

    Where's the father? Where's the father?
    Here I am
    (extend one hand with thumb out)
    Here I am.
    (repeat motion with other hand)
    How are you today, dear?
    Very well, I thank you.
    (wiggle fingers as if they were speaking to each other)
    Time to hide.
    (put hand behind the back)
    Time to hide.
    (repeat motion with other hand)

    Additional verses:
    Where is the mother? (index finger)
    Where is the brother? (middle finger)
    Where is the sister? (ring finger)
    Where is the baby? (pinkie finger)
    Where is the family? (all fingers)

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From The Everything Toddler Activities Book Copyright © 2006, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, an F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

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