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Favourite Nursery Rhymes

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    Here at Small Steps we've been talking about what our favourite nursery rhymes were when we were young and how much our children still love them now!
    So we have put together some words and lyrics of some of the most popular nursery rhymes for babies and toddlers for you to sing to or teach your little one.
    12345 Once I Caught a Fish Alive
    One, two, three, four, five,
    Once I caught a fish alive.
    Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,

    Then I let it go again.
    Why did you let it go?
    Because it bit my finger so.
    Which finger did it bite?
    This little finger on the right.

    Five Little Ducks
    FIVE little ducks went swimming one day
    Over the hill and far away.
    Mother duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK
    And only FOUR little ducks came back!

    FOUR little ducks went swimming one day
    Over the hill and far away.
    Mother duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK
    And only THREE little ducks came back!

    THREE little ducks went swimming one day
    Over the hill and far away.
    Mother duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK
    And only TWO little ducks came back!

    ONE little duck went swimming one day
    Over the hill and far away.
    Mother duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK
    And all her FIVE little ducks came back
    !


    Hickory Dickory Dock
    Hickory dickory dock!
    The mouse ran up the clock;
    The clock struck one,
    The mouse ran down,
    Hickory, Dickory, Dock!


    Incey Wincey Spider
    Incey Wincey Spider
    Climbed up the spout,
    Down came the rain
    And washed the spider out,
    Out came the sun
    And dried up all the rain,

    And Incey Wincey Spider
    Climbed up the spout again


    Little Bo Peep
    Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep,
    And doesn't know where to find them.
    Leave them alone, and they'll come home,
    Wagging their tails behind them.


    Mary had a Little Lamb
    Mary had a little lamb,
    Little lamb, little lamb,
    Mary had a little lamb,
    Its fleece was white as snow.

    Everywhere that Mary went,
    Mary went, Mary went,
    Everywhere that Mary went,
    The lamb was sure to go.

    Rock-a-bye Baby
    Rock a bye baby, on the tree top,
    When the wind blows the cradle will rock.
    When the bough breaks the cradle will fall,
    And mummy will catch you, cradle and all.


    Round and Round the Garden
    Round and round the garden,
    Like a teddy bear;
    One step, two step,
    Tickle you under there!


    Sing a Song of Sixpence
    Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye;
    Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
    When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing,
    Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?

    The king was in the counting-house, counting out his money;
    The queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey;
    The maid was in the garden, hanging out the clothes,
    When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose.


    Ten Green Bottles
    TEN green bottles hanging on the wall,
    TEN green bottles hanging on the wall,
    And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
    There‛ll be...

    NINE green bottles hanging on the wall,
    NINE green bottles hanging on the wall,
    And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
    There‛ll be...

    EIGHT green bottles hanging on the wall,
    EIGHT green bottles hanging on the wall,
    And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
    There‛ll be...
    (and so on down to NO green bottles hanging on the wall
    )

    The Grand Old Duke of York
    Oh the grand old Duke of York,
    He had ten thousand men,
    He marched them up to the top of the hill
    And he marched them down again.
    And when they were up, they were up,
    And when they were down, they were down,
    And when they were only halfway up,
    They were neither up nor down.


    Three Blind Mice
    Three blind mice, three blind mice,
    See how they ran, see how they ran.
    They all ran after the farmer's wife
    who cut off their tails with a carving knife
    did you ever see such a thing in your life?
    As three blind mice


    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
    How I wonder what you are,
    Up above the world so high,
    Like a diamond in the sky;
    Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
    How I wonder what you are.

    Two Little Dicky Birds
    Two little dicky birds sitting on a wall,
    One named Peter, one named Paul.
    Fly away Peter, fly away Paul.
    Come back Peter, come back Paul.

    Wind the Bobbin Up
    Wind the bobbin up
    Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.
    Wind the bobbin up
    Wind the bobbin up
    Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.

    Point to the ceiling
    Point to the floor
    Point to the window
    Point to the door.
    Clap your hands together 1, 2, 3
    Now place them on your knees.

    Wind the bobbin up
    Wind the bobbin up
    Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.
    Wind the bobbin up
    Wind the bobbin up
    Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.

    Baa, Baa Black Sheep
    Baa, baa black sheep
    Have you any wool
    Yes sir, yes sir
    Three bags full.

    One for my master
    And one for my dame
    And one for the little boy
    Who lives down the lane.


    Here we go round the Mulberry Bush
    Here we go round the mulberry bush,
    the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.
    Here we go round the mulberry bush
    on a cold and frosty morning.
    Verse
    This is the way we wash our hands,
    wash our hands, wash our hands.
    This is the way we wash our hands
    on a cold and frosty morning.
    Chorus
    This is the way we wash our face...
    and so on
    Chorus
    This is the way we brush our hair...
    Chorus
    This is the way we put on our shoes...
    Chorus
    This is the way we put on our hats...
    Chorus
    This is the way we wave bye-bye...
    Chorus

                 .
    Humpty Dumpty
    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
    All the king's horses and all the king's men
    Couldn't put Humpty together again.


     Jack and Jill
    Jack and Jill went up the hill
    To fetch a pail of water;
    Jack fell down and broke his crown,
    And Jill came tumbling after.

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

    Old MacDonald
    Old MacDonald had a farm
    ee-i ee-i oh

    And on that farm he had a cow
    ee-i ee-i oh
    With a moo-moo here
    And a moo-moo there
    Here a moo, there a moo
    Everywhere a moo-moo
    Old MacDonald had a farm
    ee-i ee-i oh

    And on that farm he had a sheep
    ee-i ee-i oh
    With a baa-baa here
    And a baa-baa there
    Here a baa, there a baa
    Everywhere a baa-baa
    Old MacDonald had a farm
    ee-i ee-i oh
    (Repeat with a new animal and animal sound for as many verses as you like... )


    Row, Row, Row your Boat
    Row, row, row your boat
    Gently down the stream.
    Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
    Life is but a dream.

    Row, row, row your boat
    Gently down the stream.
    If you see a crocodile,
    Don’t forget to scream.......aaagh!


    Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
    Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.
    Teddy bear, teddy bear, bang to make a sound.
    Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your shoe.
    Teddy bear, teddy bear, that will do.
    Teddy bear, teddy bear, go up the stairs.
    Teddy bear, teddy bear, say your prayers.
    Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out the light.
    Teddy bear, teddy bear, say goodnight


    Ten in the Bed
    There were ten in the bed and the little one said,
    ‘Roll over, roll over!’
    So they all rolled over and one fell out…..

    There were nine in the bed and the little one said,
    ‘Roll over, roll over!’
    So they all rolled over and one fell out….

    (and so on down to …)

    There were two in the bed and the little one said,
    ‘Roll over, roll over!’
    So they all rolled over and one fell out….

    There was one in the bed and the little one said,
    ‘Good night!’

    The Wheels on the Bus
    The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round.
    The wheels on the bus go round and round, all day long.
    (Sing ‘all day long’ at the end of each verse apart from the last verse.)

    The bell on the bus goes ting ting ting, ting ting, ting, ting ting ting,
    The bell on the bus goes ting ting ting, all day long

    The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish ….
    Etc
    The horn on the bus goes toot, toot, toot….
    Etc
    The engine on the bus goes vroom, vroom, vroom ……
    etc
    The mummies on the bus go chatter, chatter, chatter …..
    Etc
    The children on the bus go wriggle, wriggle, wriggle ……
    Etc
    The babies on the bus go waa, waa, waa …..
    Etc
    The big red bus says, ‘Let’s go home, let’s go home, let’s go home.
    The big red bus says, ‘Let’s go home, LETS GO HOME




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