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Here are some of our favourite BabyTimes rhymes and songs for you to try at home. Actions are in italics.
Incy Wincy spider climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain
And Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout again
A bouncing we will go, a bouncing we will go
Hi ho the derry o
Tune: Hokey Pokey
You put your arms up, You put your arms down
You put your legs up…
Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock (run fingers up baby’s arm)
The clock struck two the mouse said BOO!
Tune: I’m a little teapot
I’m a little baby
This little piggy went to market
This little piggy stayed home
Oh the Grand old Duke of York
(Stand holding baby under arms)
And when they were up they were up
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Rock, rock, rock your boat
Round and round it goes
Disclaimer: We believe these songs are copyright-free. If you think any of them are subject to copyright, please contact us.