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V is for Verses, Rhymes and Songs
Back to basics is back and with one of my favourite activities to do with my kids – no equipment, no costs and it’s a lot of fun and great for kids as well Fun with Verses, Rhymes and Songs. Back to Basics is a series of old fashioned traditional play ideas for kids that is sponsored by Zulily UK my go to source to buy Kids clothes, traditional toys, home goods and clothes for myself with up to 90% off it’s great value every single day.
Nursery Rhymes for Babies
One of my favourite posts was when I shared my 10 favourite Nursery Rhymes for Tots with this gorgeous picture of T (wasn’t she so small at one time). Even though J is now over 3 and a half and T over 2 we still sing these regularly and the tables are turning and J and T are putting on performances for us sharing their versions of the songs.
To count with
J and T can count both have since fairly young being able to count by rote because of the songs that we sing – J was able to count backwards before he could count forwards due to his favourite song Zoom Zoom Zoom we’re going to the moon – last year I shared 10 Rhymes to Count with these are our favourite songs that we sing regularly.
You don’t necessarily have to sit down to sing – on a wet or snowy day we love nothing better than getting up and singing and moving around so much fun to keep the kids moving and energised inside. Check out our 10 songs to get kids moving.
I still sing T and J a lullaby every single night – T loves being sung Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and J loves Hush Little Baby, over time they have had other songs sung but they keep coming back to these time and time again. T associates lullabies with going to sleep so much that when she’s tired and wants a cuddle she asks for a “Rock a Bye mummy” – meaning she wants to be held across my lap cuddled and sung to.