Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hush little baby, don’t say a word.

I recorded this when everyone was asleep- shhhh! Sorry- tracks are only up for a week. There are plenty of new ones on the way though! Hush little baby, don’t say a word, Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird. And … Continue reading

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Little Bo-peep

From Rhymetime at Home 2 Sorry- tracks are only up for a week. There are plenty of new ones on the way though! Little Bo-peep has lost her sheep And doesn’t know where to find them Leave them alone, and … Continue reading

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Miss Polly had a dolly

I have no idea where this song comes from, but it’s an action song with a wagging finger (‘put her straight to bed!’) which always seems to appeal to children. Usually the doctor is male (‘his hat and his bag’), … Continue reading

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Hey diddle dumpling, my son John

One of our morning traumas is getting everyone dressed appropriately in time to be out of the house to get to school. Many’s the time I have had to send one son back to put pants on, to wails of … Continue reading

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Draw me a bucket of water

This is another Bessie Jones find. It’s a game for four children which is easiest seen than explained. After you’ve listened to the track, take a look at this clip. We love it, and despite our differing heights, we can … Continue reading

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Head, shoulders, knees and toes

From my CD, Rhymetime at Home 2-  a perennial favourite, requiring concentration and movement. All together now…. You don’t need the words for this, do you?

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To market, to market

Time to pick your child up, put them on your lap and bounce them up and down to this little rhyme- first published in 1598. If you like it, please support me by buying the CD it’s on for £6 (inc UK … Continue reading

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