What is the difference between finger play, spelling a word mechanically and writing a meaningful word?

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Fingerplay is a method to teach young (often, if not mostly, pre-literate) children songs and nursery rhymes. The most common examples would be songs like Itsy Bitsy Spider and Five Little Monkeys , in which children perform hand motions that go along with the song or rhyme. This teaches coordination of sound and movement, as well as learning in multiple modalities (visual and kinesthetic). Doing things in such a way helps young...

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