On you next visit check out our new brochure: Rhymes and Songs to share with your child. This is a small handout we created to share activities that you and your child can do together.
Motion is often soothing as well as entertaining for an infant. These gentle bounces are designed to teach rhymes as well as introduce a pre-reading skill to children.
For toddlers and preschoolers, these rhymes and songs can be acted out, sang together or used to help create a new routine.
One of our favorites is The Turtle:
There was a little turtle, (Make small circle with hands.)
He lived in a box, (Make a box with both hands.)
He swam in a puddle, (Wriggle hands.)
And climbed on the rocks. (Climb fingers of one hand up over the other.)
He snapped at a mosquito. (Clap hands)
He snapped at a flea. (Clap hands.)
He snapped at a minnow. (Clap hands.)
He snapped at me. (Point at self.)
He caught the mosquito. (Hold hand up, palm forward; quickly bend fingers shut.)
He caught the flea. (Repeat.)
He caught the minnow. (Repeat.)
But he didn't catch me. (Bend fingers only half-way shut.)