Fingerplays benefit children in many ways, including: finger dexterity, coordination, developing the muscles of the hand, fingers and arms, development of vocabulary, understanding of the rhythm of language, development of memory skills, listening skills, following directions, order and sequence, and lengthening of attention span.
Here is the turkey
Hear him speak,
Here are his feathers
Here is his beak
Looking for food, he pecks the ground
He calls "gobble, gobble"
(open and close index and thumb fingers)
And wobbles around.