This weeks back to basics is D is for dance. I’m not talking about enrolling your child in street dance or ballet lessons at this moment in time. I’m talking about having fun dancing around.

Back to basics D is for dance

Getting dancing to some children’s songs

Yesterday I posted 10 songs to get your children moving these are perfect for getting them dancing and having fun, the headline picture is of me dancing with one of J and T’s friends whilst they watched when we were on a trip out recently. Having fun dancing with them is great you don’t have to be a brilliant dancer it’s all about having fun and being goofy.

Make some dance props and get dancing

Please check back tomorrow for my dance props for T and J – but in the mean time. You could make a ribbon wand to dance with like this one from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots


Or these original Ribbon Twirlers from The Imagination Tree.

Put on the cheesy music

Come on admit it somewhere in the back of your music collection you have a CD with the Macarena on – the Birdie Song, SuperMan Song, Saturday Night Fever. Pop it in the player and have some cheesy music fun teaching your children all the moves from your childhood (and in case you don’t I’ve linked up to those songs on You Tube just for you).

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.


  1. Music moves the soul. It’s so fun to watch my younger two dance and babble when the rest of us sing. Music is so therapeutic. Great post full of wonderful ideas.

  2. haha, oh, we love to dance here! I’m loving your back to basics series. Sometimes a simple reminder is all people need… and oh the joy. Moments i think we’ll remember forever πŸ™‚

  3. We don’t often have music on in our house and I wasn’t aware that goblin liked dancing, but we went to a friends house and her daughter has a CD player in her room. The two toddlers disappeared upstairs and when we went to find them they had put nursery rhymes on and were dancing round the room together. Since then i have made a bit more of an effort to give Goblin music time

  4. How fun! In our home dancing is enjoyed by all but it has been sad to see that my oldest is not carefree as when he was younger. He won’t dance in public anymore πŸ™

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