Monthly Archives: August 2012

Who’s that ringing at my doorbell?

If you don’t find this one disgusting, then it’s a sweet rhyme to say as you rub your child’s nose! If it offends your modern sensibilities, then try substituting ‘fairy queen’ and a ‘bit of cream’. Who’s that ringing at … Continue reading

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Around the merry-go-round

Hold hands in a circle and spin around- going up and down. From Rhymetime at Home 2 (the green CD) Sorry- tracks are only up for a while. There are plenty of new ones on the way. Around, around the … Continue reading

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Soldier, soldier

A cautionary tale from the USA- Pete Seeger does a lovely version. I think the orignal version has slightly different words, but I learnt it from a friend, who learnt it from her dad, so lyrics have evolved a little! … Continue reading

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Open, shut them

For the smaller toddlers and babies. Do the actions with your hands, then creep/tickle them up to their chin and stroke their lips. Best not to do this one if your child is going through a biting phase! Sorry- tracks … Continue reading

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Old King Cole

You can add verses to this one with drummers and trumpeters and pretend to play the instruments, like ‘Music Man’. Away we go…. Sorry- tracks are only up for a while. There are plenty of new ones on the way. … Continue reading

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A Ram Sam Sam

A nonsense song that’s often sung in Guides and Scouts. At Rhymetime, and Singing for the Brain (where I volunteer for the Alzheimers Society) we do silly actions too- slap your thighs in time to the song everytime time you … Continue reading

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Hickety Pickety

Keeping chickens in the city is making a comeback, and I know several Rhymetimers who’ll be able to say this rhyme with their children as they collect fresh eggs from their garden. The rest of us can use this rhyme … Continue reading

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