Okki Tokki Unga

Chorus

Okki-tokki-unga,

Okki-tokki-unga,

Hey, Missa day, Missa doh,

Missa day. (Repeat)

Verses 1-2

Hexa cola misha woni,

Hexa cola misha woni,

Hexa cola misha woni.

The actions mark the beat and tell the story of an Inuit boy who goes fishing:

Chorus: paddle to one side then the other.

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Okki Tokki Unga – Eskimo song

Chorus

Okki-tokki-unga,

Okki-tokki-unga,

Hey, Missa day, Missa doh,

Missa day. (Repeat)

Verses 1-2

Hexa cola misha woni,

Hexa cola misha woni,

Hexa cola misha woni.

The actions mark the beat and tell the story of an Inuit boy who goes fishing:

Chorus: paddle to one side then the other.

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Little finger plays

source : http://www.earlyliterature.ecsd.net/play.htm 

Play

Active You

You wiggle your thumbs and clap your hands,
And then you stamp your feet.
You turn to the left, you turn to the right
And make your fingers meet.
You raise them high and let them down;
You give another clap.
You wave your hands and fold your hands,
And put them in your lap.

Around the Clock Talk

Block talk
Chalk talk
Crock talk
Dock talk
Clock talk
Jock talk
Gawk talk
Mock talk
Shock talk
Walk talk
Back talk
Flack talk
Small talk
Big talk
Rough talk
Tough talk
Smooth talk
Fast talk
Kid talk
Talk talk

TICK TOCK

Can You Walk on Tiptoe?

Can you walk on tiptoe, as softly as a cat?
And can you stamp along the road,
Stamp, stamp, just like that?
Can you take some great big strides, like a giant can?
Or walk along so slowly, like a poor, bent old man?

Can You Whistle?

Push your lips out – keep them together tight.
Leave a little hole – get it just right.
Move your tongue – give a gentle blow.
If you can whistle – you will soon know!

Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands as slowly as you can.
Clap, clap, clap your hands as quickly as you can.
Shake, shake, shake your hands as slowly as you can.
Shake, shake, shake your hands as quickly as you can.
Roll, roll, roll your hands as slowly as you can.
Roll, roll, roll your hands as quickly as you can.
Rub, rub, rub your hands as slowly as you can.
Rub, rub, rub your hands as quickly as you can.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers as slowly as you can.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers as quickly as you can.
Pound, pound, pound your fists as slowly as you can.
Pound, pound, pound your fists as quickly as you can.

During the Week

On Monday, I will jump up high.
And stretch until I reach the sky.
On Tuesday, I will bend down low.
And like a flower, slowly grow.
On Wednesday, I will stand up tall,
And march and march around the hall.
On Thursday I will turn around,
And slowly sink down to the ground.
On Friday, I will bend my knees,
And gallop off among the trees.
On Saturday, I will hop and hop,
Then spin around just like a top.
On Sunday, I will nod my head,
And tiptoe quietly to bed.

Fingers, Toes, Head and Nose

Wriggle your fingers and wriggle your toes
Nod your head and twitch your nose
Now stand up, now sit down
Roll your hands around and around
Everyone’s tired, so let’s go to sleep
Everyone’s tired, not even a peep!

Hands on Shoulders

Hands on shoulders; hands on knees;
Hands behind you, if you please!
Touch your hips and touch your nose.
Bend way down and touch your toes.
Hands up high, now, in the air;
Down at sides, and touch your hair.
Hands up high as you did before.
Clap your hands: one, two, three, four!

Hide and Seek

I play hide and seek with me.
I wonder wherever I can be?
I look at the chair.
No, I’m not there.
I look at the mat.
No, that’s the cat.
I wonder wherever I can be?
I look in the mirror and I find me!

Hopping

Two feet together, then lift up one.
Jump with the other, what have I done?
I have made a hop!
I will never stop!
Hopping, hopping, hopping.
Never ever stopping.

I’m a Limp Rag Doll

I’m a limp rag doll with no bones at all.
I flip and I flop when I try to stand tall.
I flip and I flop when I try to sit down.
Some people think that I act like a clown.
I flip and I flop and I flop some more.
I guess I will just have to flop on the floor.
I am tired of flipping and flopping this way;
So I think I will just have to stop for today.

I Play All Day (outside)

The rain can fall.
The sun can go away.
But I don’t stop.
I play all day.
My feet can get wet.
The day can get gray.
But I don’t stop.
I play all day.
Some boys go inside.
Others may not stay.
But I don’t stop.
I play all day.
It’s six o’clock
My mom will call.
But do I stop?
Yes, now it’s okay.

Itchy McGitchy

If Itchy McGitchy the goblin should getcha,
Just tickle him under his chuck-a-luck chin.
He’ll laugh and he’ll dropya, as tho’ he forgotcha,
And you’ll be back in your bedroom again.

I Wiggle

I wiggle my fingers.
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my shoulders.
I wiggle my nose.
Now no more wiggles are left in me.
So I will be as still as can be.

Jack in the Box

I’m Jack in the box,
I’m Jack in the box,
I crouch so very low.
Turn the handle, round and round,
And up I go.
I’m Jack in the box.
I’m Jack in the box.
Just turn the handle,
And up I pop.

Jack in the Box

What can I see?  It’s a key!
Where does it go? I don’t know!
It fits in here, give a cheer.
Open the box – out Jack pops!

Johnny Hammers

Johnny taps with one hammer,
One hammer, one hammer,
Johnny taps with one hammer,
Then he taps with two.
Johnny taps with two hammers…
Johnny taps with five hammers,
Then he goes to sleep.

Jumping

Feet together, standing still.
I can jump, I will, I will!
Feet together, here I go.
Jumping fast, jumping slow!

Keeping Fit

Mike Mike
Ride that bike.
Rose Rose
Kiss your toes.
Joe Joe
Start to row.
Jack Jack
Run the track.
Di Di
Touch the sky.
Peg Peg
Shake a leg.
Paul, Paul
Kick the ball.
Jim Jim
Get in the swim.
Kate Kate
Swirl and skate.
Ann Marie
You’d better ski.
Dennis Dennis
Play some tennis.
Make a hit
By keeping fit!

Lavender’s Blue

Lavender’s blue, dilly, dilly,
Lavender’s green.
When I am king, dilly, dilly,
You shall be queen.
Call up your men, dilly, dilly,
Set them to work.
Some to the plough, dilly, dilly,
Some to the cart.
Some to make hay, dilly, dilly,
Some to cut corn.
While you and I, dilly, dilly,
Keep ourselves warm.

Let’s Pretend

Let’s pretend to be a frog, hiding underneath a log.
I’m a frog, I’m a frog, hiding underneath a log.
Let’s pretend to be a man, hammering, hammering, hard as I can.
I’m a man, I’m a man, hammering, hammering, hard as I can.
Let’s pretend to be a lady, rocking to sleep a tiny baby.
I’m a lady, I’m a lady, rocking to sleep a tiny baby.
Let’s pretend to be a robin, hopping, hopping, bobbing, bobbing.
I’m a robin, I’m a robin, hopping, hopping, bobbing, bobbing.

Little Balloon

I had a little balloon that I hugged tight to me
There was a great big bang, no more balloons to see
But if I had this many more, I wouldn’t hold them this tight
I’d just hold on to the strings and fly up like a kite.

Loud and Quiet

Quietly, quietly, not a sound.
I’m listening and listening, as I look around.
No sound as I nod, no sound as I clap,
No sound as I tap my hands on my lap.
LOUDLY, LOUDLY, STAMP AND CLAP!
Stamp and clap, stamp and clap.
LOUDLY, LOUDLY, STAMP AND CLAP!
All that noise – well, fancy that!

Make One

Make one eye go wink, wink, wink
Make two eyes go blink, blink, blink
Make two fingers stand just so
Then ten fingers in a row
Front and back your head will rock
Then your fists will knock, knock, knock
Stretch and make a yawn so wide
Now drop your hands down by your side
Close your eyes and help me say
Our very special sound today… Shhhhhhh

Marching

Marching, marching, marching, two by two.
Marching, marching, like soldiers do.
Marching, marching, arms to and fro.
Marching, marching, up and down we go.
Marching, marching, marching on our own.
Marching, marching, marching back to home.

My Mirror

I looked in the mirror, and who did I see?
Someone else looking – just like me!
There was a mouth, there was a nose.
Right at the bottom – I could see toes.
I waved my hand, someone waved too.
“Mommy, Mommy, what shall I do?”
Mommy came quickly, and what did I see?
There were two someones – Mommy and me!

Nonsense

Gooliba gooliba gooloon
A snark flew up to the moon
And when he got there
He combed out his hair
And chanted a gooliba tune.

Open, Shut Them

Open, shut them; open, shut them; give a little clap!
Open, shut them; open, shut them; put them in your lap!
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them, right up to your chin!
Open up your little mouth, but do not let them in!
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them, right up to your nose!
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them, right down to your toes!

Round the Maypole

Round and round the maypole,
Merrily we go,
Singing hip-a-cherry,
Dancing as we go.
All the happy children,
Upon the village green,
Sitting in the sunshine,
Hurrah for the queen!

Running

Running, running, on the spot.
Running, running, makes me hot.
Running, running, nowhere to go.
Where am I going? I don’t know!

Sally Go Round the Moon

Sally, go round the stars,
Sally, go round the moon,
Sally, go round the chimney pots
On a Sunday afternoon.
Whoops, Sally,
Whoops, Sally,
Whoops, Sally.

Sports

Soccer in the morning
and in the afternoon
Playing for the A team
Gonna beat’em soon

Storytime

Sometimes my hands are at my side
Then behind my back they hide
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Shake them fast and shake them slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Then I rest them in my lap
Now they’re quiet as can be
Because it’s storytime you see.

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry shortcake, Huckleberry Finn.
When you hear your birth month, you jump in.
January, February, March…
When you hear your birth month, you jump out.
January, February, March…

Teddy Bear

Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, show your shoe.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, that will do.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, go upstairs.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say your prayers.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out the light.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say “Good-night!”

Ten Fingers

I have ten little fingers
With which I like to play
They can be such different things
On any kind of day
Now they’re ten ants running
In the summer sun
Hither, thither darting
Work is never done
Now they’re ten fish swimming
In a gurgling brook
Safe from larger fishes
Safe from any hook
Now they’re spiders climbing
Upon a silken line
Safe in corners hiding
From your eyes and mine
Now they are ten fingers
In a row like this
They can help me clap my hands
And throw you a big kiss.

Ten Little Fingers

I have ten little fingers and they all belong to me.
I can make them do things, would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight. Or open them wide.
I can put them together, or make them all hide.
I can make them jump high. I can make them go low.
I can fold them quietly and hold them just so.

The Ball

Here’s a ball I keep on the shelf
I can toss it, and catch it, and bounce it myself
Here is a ball, I’ll toss it to you
Please catch it and toss it right back to me too.

There’s a Dragon

There’s a dragon crawling slowly round, crawling round the room.
Do not get too close to him or it will spell your doom.
A dragon looks for things to munch;
Watch out, or you may be his lunch.

The Washing Machine

Washing in the washing machine, going round and round.
Washing in the washing machine moving up and down.
Round and round and up and down, it makes a noisy sound.
Faster, faster, faster, round and round and round.

Things Puppets Can Do

A puppet in my pocket
A puppet in my hat
A puppet can do many things
Now, what do you think of that?

My puppet can say, “Yes, Ma’m”
My puppet can say, “No!”
My puppet says, “That’s yummy”
Or, “Sorry, I don’t know.”

My puppet walks quite slowly
And bows down very low
My puppet slides and runs fast
“Good-bye, it’s time to go!”

Tiptoe

Tiptoe softly like a mouse.
Tiptoe, tiptoe, all round the house.
Stretch your arms up like the trees.
Wave your branches in the breeze.
Be a hedgehog, round and small,
Curled into a prickly ball.
Soldiers marching up and down,
Marching, marching, all round the town.

Touch Game

Touch your nose, touch your chin
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch your ear.
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows where they bend
That’s the way this touch game ends.

Two Little Feet

Two little feet go tap, tap, tap.
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
One little leap up from the chair.
Two little arms go in the air.
Two little hands go thump, thump, thump.
Two little feet go jump, jump, jump.
One little body goes round and round.
One little child sits quietly down.

What If?

What if roads were made of rubber,
Would cars bounce around the block?
And if turtles went to college,
Would they soon learn how to talk?

What if worms wore plastic sneakers,
Would they wear them to a dance?
And if chickens wore suspenders,
Would they lay eggs dressed in pants?

What if clouds were chocolate ice cream,
And what if rain was soda pop,
Would children then love rainy days
And wish they’d never stop?

Why Can’t I?

Why can’t I do what I want to do
Just when I want to do it?
My bubble gum’s taste
Only goes to waste
When I’m not allowed to chew it.
But “Put it away,”
My mom will say,
“And eat your dinner instead.”
Well, if I can’t do what I want to do,
I’d rather be sent to bed!

Why can’t I say what I want to say
When a thought comes into my brain?
Later’s too late
When a thought can’t wait
‘Cause it might not come back again.
But they always shout,
“What are you babbling about?”
They think they’re really so clever.
Well, if I can’t say what I want to say,
I’ll never say nothin’ … never!

Why can’t I be what I want to be
Whenever I want to be it?
I can pretend I’m a car
Or fly to a star
Just ’cause I want to see it.
But, “Play with your toys
And don’t make noise,”
They warn me in a very stern tone.
Well, if they could be a kid like me,
I think they’d leave me alone!

Wink-Wink

Make one eye go wink, wink, wink.
Make two eyes go blink, blink, blink.
Make two fingers stand just so.
Then ten fingers in a row.
Front and back your head will rock.
Then your fists will knock, knock, knock.
Stretch and make a yawn so wide;
Drop your arms down to your sides.
Close your eyes and help me say
Our very quiet sound today.
Sh- sh – sh.


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Johnny plays with one hammer

Johnny works with
one hammer,
one hammer,
one hammer
Johnny works with one hammer
then he works with two.

Move one closed fist up and down like a hammer

Johnny works with two hammers,
two hammers,
two hammers.
Johnny works with two hammers
then he works with three.
Move two closed fists up and down like a hammer

Johnny works with three hammers,
three hammers,
three hammers.
Johnny works with three hammers
then he works with four.
Move both fists and one foot up and down like a hammer

Johnny works with four hammers,
four hammers,
four hammers.
Johnny works with four hammers
then he works with five.

Move both fists and both feet up and down like a hammer

Johnny works with five hammers,
five hammers,
five hammers.
Johnny works with five hammers
then he goes to sleep.

Lay hands on clasped hands and pretend to sleep

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Giving a Lesson

  • To giving a lesson, the purpose has to be clear.
    1. The child shows interest in a piece of material.
    2. The teacher feels that piece material suitable and benefit to the child at that stage
  • To choose the moment of presentation.
    1. The child is a receptive mood.
    2. Availability of space, eg. table or floor mat or material.
  • To be isolated from everything and focus on presentation
    1. Teacher display interest in presentation.
    2. Verbal instruction should be simple and limited.
    3. Handling the material clear & slow movement as the child learn through observation
  • Record the child’s progress.

If the material match the child’s inner need, the child will repeat the activity until satisfaction is there.

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Dr. Lilian Gonshaw Katz

栽培未來思想家

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  • 馮育英:研討會提供了一個平台,讓所有幼教教育工作者交流與吸收新知,希望有助於打造一個更健康、更以幼兒為中心、更能栽培出有思考力與創造力的孩子的學前教育環境。(圖:星洲日報)

  • Dr. Lilian Gonshaw Katz:想要栽培出有思考力的孩子,就千萬別低估他們:每個孩子天生就是思想家,都是學習家!(圖:星洲日報)

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“她已經70歲了。”在Dr. Lilian Gonshaw Katz的簡介欄上方,朋友留下這行字。這勾起了我的好奇心。70幾歲的人,應該是個老奶奶了,為什么她還千里迢迢從美國乘搭逾廿時行程的飛機,到馬來西亞來主持“學前教育研討會”演講?

原來這位出書立著無數的“老奶奶”,是美國Illinois學的榮譽教授,是學前教育領域的權威,是“幼教大師”,她對幼兒教育充滿熱忱。除了在Illinois大學任教32年(1968年至2000年),她也到過世界逾五十個國進行演講,特別針對幼兒教育提出個人的想法和發現,希望有助於世界各地的幼教老師自我成長、釐清自己的角色。

莉蓮教授在主題演講的開頭部份就認真說明:“今天的題目是‘栽培有思考力的下一代’。在我開始享以前,我想讓大家瞭解,這些都只是我的個人經驗,而且這些經驗大都發生在北美地區的學校與研究。我無法確定這跟在座的各位老師們的工作環境,能產生多大的連結,但以我到各地演講的經驗,總是驚訝的發現,大家面對的問題,竟是大同小異。”

這些問題括了待遇問題,通常教年紀愈小的孩子,教師薪資就愈。第二,教育決策者對幼兒身心發展的瞭解往往有限。第三,家長總是希望幼稚園提早教幼兒讀書寫字(也不考慮3、4歲的孩子究竟適不適合)。

演講精華摘錄:

01.設計幼兒學程,要先問對問題

每個孩子依年齡、體格發育及成長環境的不同而有不同的“發展”,我們要依孩子的年齡發展階段適性教學,也就是說,教4歲的孩子,應該要知道什么是他們感興趣與好奇而樂於學習的。這樣的理解很重要。

任何設計幼兒課程的人,都必須先問4個非常重要的問題:

1. 應該學什么?What should be learned?
2. 應該什么時候學?When should it be learned?
3. 最好的學習方法? How is it best learned?
4. 如何知道我們針對以上三個問題,作了最好的回答?

02.厘清理解誤差

想要孩子有自尊心,就先要尊重他們。讓他們有機會做決定、有機會選擇、有被會被徵尋意見跟看法(條件是他們必須把時間花在有真實價值的學習上)。簡言之,要栽培具思考力的孩子,我們要注意這4個方面的學習:新知識與理解、技能與行為、個性培養及感受。

*知識(knowledge)、理解(understanding)

知識與理解總被幼稚園放在首二目標,這很難怪,這是學校本來的任務,但是我要說明,不孩子的知識,是沒有“理解”成份的。比如一個4歲的孩子,可能知道12個份,但他並非真正瞭解“日曆”是怎么一回事,如果硬要他們懂,他們最後還是會的,但是這種硬塞方式,就只能拉低他們成為思考者與學習家的能力,同時,也會造成很多孩子,開始懷疑自己的能力!

* 指示不能培養性格

性格傾向是很難界定的,而且性格傾向是不能用“指示”(instruction)來養成,而且一個孩子的個性,還會因為不恰當的指示方式而遭破壞。老師和家長一定要意識到,教會孩子閱讀技能,不等於他就會擁有閱讀習慣。當然,習慣的養成必須建立在技能上,但是以為有了技術,就一定會有習慣,那就錯了。習慣,是要潛移默化,長時間培養的。

03.捉住每個跟孩子對談的機會

有一年秋天,窗外片片落葉飄飛,有小孩問“為什么樹上的葉子,會在秋天時都掉下來呢?”一名小孩飛而肯定的回答:“it’s windy!”(因為刮風!)“但是春天不也刮風嗎?夏天有起也起風啊!”大家開始想了,有個孩子想了想,轉換了語氣:“是不是因為天氣變冷了?”

可是偏偏這個時候,在前面的老師切斷了這對話,說:“好了!大家快把手工完成!”──這有多么的可惜!這對話是很好的教育契機,我後來就去找了專業領域的朋友來問個究竟,秋天為什么會落葉。你看,大人總是錯失教育契機。

04.學前教育重在激發思考,而非學科知識

有一堂課,老師讓孩子們把家裡的舊球帶到學校來。結果孩子們帶來了足球、乒乓球、鉤球、籃球、排球、保齡球……共30種。但有一個小男孩,帶來了一顆──地球儀!

問題來了,地球是球嗎?有小孩說:“是!因為它是圓的!”老師於是就隨機拿起桌上的圓紙盤,問:“這也是圓的,它是球嗎?”“不!它沒有彈性!”另一個小孩說。但是保齡球也沒有彈跳力啊!

一場討論開始了。老師開始告訴孩子們什么是球體,什么是球(橄欖球不是圓球體,但它有彈跳力等等),打球的球具、游戲規則,再分組讓孩子去測量每一種球,哪種球彈得最高?哪種滾得最

孩子們學習新詞、推理、測量、思考、溝通……這是一堂充滿樂趣的課。

教育,不能短視。幼稚園,不是為讓小孩準備上小學的“預習班”。請各位記住,想要栽培出有思考力的孩子,就千萬別低估他們:每個孩子天生就是思想家,都是學習家!

幼兒是天生的探險家,他們生來就具有學習、 嚐試、瞭解周遭世界的氣質,當然包含數學關係。

Dr. Lilian Gonshaw Katz 簡介

1932年生於倫敦。學前教育教授(Ph.D.,史丹福大學,1968)。北美著名教育家,有超過100篇文章和著作章節發表和發行於世。經典著作為《關於孩子——與教師的談話》。《早期教育研究季刊》創刊者。與查德博士合著《啟迪兒童:項目教學》。

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