Category Archives: Bouncing rhymes

I had a horse

There is a wonderful site called MamaLisa and this song is from a comment on there. I suspect this may become a new favourite! Put your child on your lap, facing you and bounce them along. I had a horse, his name … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Bouncing rhymes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Trot a little horsie

A nonsense rhyme to bounce your baby to. It’s from the Southern states of the US and was first recorded by Alan Lomax. Trot a little horsie, go downtown Don’t mind little horse you fall down Little girl fell, stumped … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Bouncing rhymes, Nonsense songs | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Mummy and Daddy and Uncle John

One of the best rhymes in the world! Bump your child up and down, getting faster and faster, ending with a big tickle (or you can throw them up in the air!) Mummy and Daddy and Uncle John Went to … Continue reading

Posted in Bouncing rhymes | Tagged , , , , , ,

Old Farmer Giles

Sit on a chair, cross your legs and bounce your child up and down on your foot, throwing them (gently!) off at the last line. Sorry- tracks are only up for a while. There are plenty of new ones on … Continue reading

Posted in Bouncing rhymes | Tagged , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Bouncing rhymes | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick

In Buckinghamshire, people used to jump over a lit candlestick on St Catherine’s Day (29th April)- if the flame stayed lit when you jumped over it then it would bring you good luck. Going to try it? Non-flash version for … Continue reading

Posted in Bouncing rhymes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Little Jumping Joan

Get jumping! Non-flash version for iPhone/iPad Little jumping Joan Here am I, little jumping Joan When nobody’s with me I’m all alone!

Posted in Action songs, Bouncing rhymes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,