Friday, May 20, 2011

Baby Movement Poem

The following is a classic children's poem that lends itself to great fun adding movements that correspond to the words. Consider making a poster or sign with the words and adding this to your daily routine with poem and do the actions with baby in your arms!

You might also make a little card with a picture of a baby on one side and the words on the other. Baby can then hold the card and look at it while you read the poem!

The Baby's Dance
~Ann Taylor
Dance, little baby, dance up high,

Never mind baby, mother is by;

Crow and caper, caper and crow,

There little baby, there you go:

Up to the ceiling, down to the ground,

Backwards and forwards, round and round.

Then dance, little baby, and mother shall sing,

With the merry happy coral, ding, ding, a-ding, ding!

*toddlers and preschoolers might enjoy learning this poem to say to their baby dolls as they act out the corresponding movements!