The actions are getting bigger when I play with Veronika and nursery rhymes! As the mash-up in this post’s title suggests, here are a couple we’ve been having fun with lately:
First comes the classic Humpty Dumpty. For this one, I sat on the floor with my knees bent, and Veronika on my tummy.
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!
As you say the rhyme, tilt your baby off your tummy on the word “fall”. You’ll want to do this on a soft rug, or have a pillow near you. Or even try it outside in the grass!
For the second, we did an update on Round and Round the Garden.
Round and round the garden
Like a teddy bear.
One step, two steps,
And tickle him under there!
When she was little, I would circle on Veronika’s palm. Now her whole belly gets a circle.
Walk your fingers two big “steps” up baby’s torso.
Then end with a tickle under the chin!