Name songs are great because they make each child feel acknowledged and unique. By clapping name songs the children are learning how many beats or syllables are in their name. I would recommend to anyone who is leading group time.
The Preschool Professor's Honest Review of High Scope Curriculum: One thing that sets the HighScope curriculum apart from other curricula is the "Plan, Do and Review" process. Children make a plan about what they expect to do during work time. The planning method is included in the teacher's lesson plans. Teachers use a variety of strategies for allowing children to plan. A teacher may allow the children to talk into a toy telephone or a tape recorder.