Baby Rhymes

Baby Rhymes

It’s never too early to start storytelling!

It is never too early to start telling stories with your children. I love doing rhymes and songs with babies, toddlers and preschoolers they fit their attention span and get everyone laughing. Don’t know any rhymes and songs to share? No problem – I will be posting audio, video, and text of my favorites frequently.

I blog about lots of storytelling topics. Here’s my latest Baby Rhymes to use with your baby.

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If You Want to Be a Monster – rhyme/song

This is a great rhyme for when the kids are rambunctious. Say it with a lot of attitude! If you want to be a monster, Well, now’s your chance. Cuz everybody’s doing the monster dance! First you STOMP your feet. WAVE your arms all around. SHAKE EM UP! SHAKE EM … Continue reading

Here is a Beehive – finger/counting rhyme

I love this rhyme for babies all the way up to 5 year-olds. Here is a beehive. Where are all the bees? Hidden away where nobody sees. Watch (whisper) Watch them come out of their hive. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5……BZZZZZZZ! … Continue reading

My 3 Favorite Reasons to Rhyme and Sing with Little Ones

bonding early literacy baby rhymes finger plays

1. They’re portable. I can’t tell you how many times I have calmed or distracted my baby while we were in the car, the doctor’s office, the grocery store etc…using a rhyme or song. 2. It’s fun. Let’s face it, there are many un-fun tasks to do as a parent; … Continue reading

Research on the importance of baby rhymes

Early childhood education research indicates that babies and toddlers learn language by hearing and interacting with language. Having that one-on-one, eye-to-eye connection with your baby while doing a rhyme or song creates an environment where language becomes interesting and meaningful. Many rhymes are interactive, which introduces your baby to turn-taking … Continue reading