a newborn will love this action rhyme because it ends with a surprise tickle. Start by drawing an imaginary circle on your newborn's tummy, "round and round." Then with "one step, two steps," walk your fingers up his chest, and then tickle him under his chin and arms.
"Jack in the Box"
Jack in the box (cover your eyes)
Sits so still.
Won't you come out?
Yes, I will! (throw up your arms)
Babies love this exuberant game of hide-and-seek. Show your baby how to cover his eyes, and then say the first couple of lines in a low voice to set the mood. Add some anticipation with the third line, and then throw up your hands and shout out the last line. Your baby will love quietly waiting, waiting... and then watching you pop up like a jack-in the-box!
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
Row, row, row your boat (rock back and forth)
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.
This song is so engaging it can make a baby feel as if she's actually singing the words. The sounds are fun to make, and the words help your baby learn the names of many animals. Sing it on the way to the zoo or to a farm, or when you read a picture book that features animals, and then make the sounds when you see the animals. Your child will be thrilled to find it all so familiar.
"Trot, Trot, Trot"
Trot, trot, trot to London.
Trot, trot, trot to Dover.
Look out, ____, (baby's name)
Or you might fall OVER! (tip baby to the side)
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