Round and round the garden

Round and round the garden is a fun poem with actions that babies will enjoy.

Do the poem a few times and your baby will learn the routine as you go. There is a different action for each line of the poem.

Poem: Round and round the garden, like a teddy bear.

Action: Trace your finger in a circle around your baby’s palm.

Poem: One step, two step…

Action: Walk your fingers up your baby’s arm.

Poem: Tickle you under there!

Action: Tickle them under chin, under their arm or on their tummy.

Children like this game because it builds anticipation.

Good to know

Activities like this build your baby’s vocabulary by using actions with words. It also helps them to anticipate what’s coming next.

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