Tactile Rhyme

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Veronika and I found ourselves with three hours to kill at the car dealer today… So it was the perfect time for lots of fingerplays and rhymes. My favorite rhymes with babies are those that involve touches or motions; it helps them associate between the sounds they are hearing and the concrete noun or verb that goes along with it.

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So here’s a simple one, lest you, too, find yourself stuck with an infant in need of entertainment! Touch each body part as its named, and emphasize the counting, too.

Ten little fingers, ten little toes,

Two little ears and one little nose.

Two little eyes that shine so bright,

And one little mouth to kiss me goodnight!

End with a big kiss, of course! The ending means that this would also be a sweet one to add to a bedtime routine.

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How do you entertain baby when you’re stuck some place? Please share in the comments!


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