Pat a cake, pat a cake

This song has simple actions that helps your baby learn about rhythm and movement.

Pat your palms together or on your legs to the beat of the song. See if your baby will clap along with you.

It goes:

Pat a cake, Pat a cake, baker's man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can,

Pat it and prick it and mark it with a 'B',
And put it in the oven for baby and me,

For baby and me,
For baby and me,
Put it in the oven for baby and me.

Songs are a good way of helping your baby learn words, even before they can speak. The actions also help with coordination.

Good to know

This is a good, interactive game to develop motor skills as they clap along to the song.

Sing along to this audio track of pat a cake.