Both my parents were singers of songs, to me, when I was a child. Some were really fun to sing along too.
Children like fun, silly songs that they can laugh at and join in singing the words too. Sing a Song of Sixpence was created in the 1700 that has a cute melody. You can decide on your own style when you sing this fun song. Sing a song of sixpence pocket full of rye, four and twenty black birds baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing. Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the King? The King was in the counting house counting out his money, the Queen was in the parlor eating bread and honey. The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes and along came a black bird and nipped off her nose. Children can have your hand gently pretend to nip the end of their nose for effect.
This is a participation song to both sing and act out while you have fun. I'm a little tea pot, short and stout. Here is where you stand up proudly.Here is my handle, here is my spout. With one hand, place it on the hip making the handle. The other hand, hold it out as if it is the spout. When I get all steamed up you can hear me shout, so tip me over and pour me out. Make the side motion that something will be coming out of your handmade spout smiling as you do that while singing this fun song.
Counting can be learned along with parts of the body and clothing while having fun singing this old man song with your child. Hold up fingers as you mention the numbers and point to the parts of the body or clothing as you sing them. This old man he played 1 he played knick knack on his thumb. With a knick knack paddy wack give a dog a bone, this old man came rolling home. This old man he played two he played knick knack on my shoe. With a knick knack paddy wack give a dog a bone, this old man can rolling home. Keep going with the numbers and things that rhyme with them.
You choose the melody as you point to the parts of the body of the infant or small child while singing. Toe, knee, chest and nut. The nut refers to the head. Smiling, while singing will make this song fun for the baby or toddler.
Act out this song as you sing it for fun. Sing it with any melody you choose for your children. I love you, a bushel and a peck, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck. A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap, a barrel and a heap and I'm talking in my sleep about you.
The tea pot song is just to cute.
I think children will love these!
This is my favorite 5's list. Loved it!
I can still remember This Little Piggy and other sweet songs that my father sang to us. Yes, they are important.
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