Monthly Archives: May 2012

Pat a cake

Pat a cake 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 B And put it in the oven for baby and me! … Continue reading

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From the 1700s, a singing game which teaches your child to spell… wait for it… ‘bingo’. If you were a hot-housing mum then you could adapt the song and come up with a much better word for your child to … Continue reading

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Frere Jacques and Three Blind Mice

Two very well-known tunes sung together. Give it a go… and ignore the unusual French accent! Non-flash iPod/iPad version Frere jacques   Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous? Sonnez les mattines, sonnez les mattines Din dan don. Din dan don.

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Ten green bottles hanging on the wall

A car-journey classic this morning- this can pass hours and hours on the journey to grandma’s. Non-flash iphone/ipad version Ten green bottles If you like it, please support me by buying the CD it’s on for £6 (inc UK P&P)….. scroll down to … Continue reading

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A sailor went to sea sea sea

A lovely play on words and a clapping game too. You could add actions- move your hand like a wave for the ‘sea’ and put your hand to your eyes as if gazing into the distance for ‘see’. Have a … Continue reading

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Alice the camel

A traditional song that can be extended to include as many humps as you like. Non-flash version for iPhone/iPad Alice the camel Alice the camel has two humps Alice the camel has two humps Alice the camel has two humps, so … Continue reading

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Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub

One to say as you sway your child on your lap and then pretend to drop them through your knees. non-flash iphone/ipad version Rub a dub dub Rub a dub dub, Three men in a tub, And who do you think … Continue reading

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