Rhymes And Finger Plays
To Toddlers
To Babies

This Little Piggy (click to watch)
As you say each line wiggle each of the baby's toes, starting with the big toe & wiggling each toe until you've done all five.
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home,
This little piggy ate roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went…
"Wee wee wee wee wee"
All the way home…

How Big is Baby (click to watch)

This is a simple game where you say "How big is (child's name)?" Then in a high voice you answer, "So big!" while gently putting the baby's arms up in the air.

Pat-a-Cake (click to watch)

Clap your hands when you hear the words "Pat-A-Cake". Pat your knees, roll your hands, and draw the letter "B" in the air with your finger. Push an imaginary cake in the oven.

Pat a cake, Pat a cake, baker's man;
Bake me a cake as fast as you can;
Pat it and prick it and mark it with a 'B',
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

Open, Shut Them  (click to watch)
Open and close your hands when you sing "Open, shut them" and then follow the words to the song & make the corresponding hand movements while you sing. On "do not let them in" hide your hands behind your back.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open, shut them
Open, shut them.
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.
Creep them, creep them,
Creep them, creep them,
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open wide your little mouth,
But do not let them in.