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for parents and their young children

Books and Pictures Songs and Fingerplays

Big Clocks

Big clocks make a sound like TICK-TOCK;
Big clocks make a sound like TICK-TOCK;
tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock;
tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock;
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.

(Traditional, United States)


Hands Upon My Head

Hands upon my head I place
On my shoulders, on my face,
At my waist and by my side
Then behind me they will ride.

Then I’ll raise them way up high
Watch my fingers fly, fly, fly,
Then clap, clap, clap, one, two, three
See how quiet they can be.

(Traditional, United States)

man with hands in the air

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a great spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

(Traditional, Great Britain, United States)



Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake,
Baker’s man.
(Clap hand lightly eight times.)
Bake me a cake
As quick as you can.
Pat it
(Pat palms together.)
And prick it
(Prick with imaginary fork.)
And mark it with a “B”.
(Draw a “B” or baby’s initial.)
And put it in the oven
(Open imaginary oven door.)
For baby and me.
(Give him a hug and kiss. Use your baby’s name if you like.)

(Traditional, Great Britain, North America)


My Fingers

My fingers can stand up straight and tall.
My fingers can bend and be very small.
My fingers can clasp my hands in a ball.
My fingers can jump, my fingers can fall.
(follow movements in verse)

(Traditional, United States)


Golden Slumbers

Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles await you when you rise;
And now I’m very smallSleep pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lull-a-by.

(Traditional, United States)

crescent moon with stars

Roll the Ball to Me

(Chant. Gesture baby to roll the ball towards you.)
Roll the ball,
Roll the ball,
ROLL the ball to me.
Roll the ball,
Roll the ball,
ROLL the ball to me.

Additional verse:
Catch the ball from me...
Bounce the ball to me...
Throw the ball to me...

(Traditional, England)