“Round & Round the Garden, Like a Teddy Bear…One Step…Two Steps…Tickle You Under There!”
Introduce the Garden Themed Activities for Babies with these simple ideas!
In our treasure box we put:
- A teddy bear
- A printed copy of our Round and Round The Garden rhyme
- Selection of our black & white / colour block garden Baby flashcards
- Home-made rattle
- Flower shaped mirror
- A couple of simple ‘Garden’ & ‘Growing’ themed books – see the ‘Recommended Books’ section for some lovely ideas!
As your baby becomes more aware of the world around them they will love exploring any items you choose to put in the treasure box (just make sure the items are ‘baby safe’).
For younger babies show & describe the items. They won’t understand, BUT they will love to listen to you & it will stimulate their senses & build their self-awareness.
Round and Round the Garden Rhyme
- Printable Round and Round The Garden rhyme sheet with instructions (just in case you’ve forgotten!);
- Optional: You may want to use one of your baby’s teddies to help act out the rhyme.
Print out the rhyme sheet
HOW TO PLAY:
Sing along & do the actions (with or without the video).
As younger babies’ eyesight is initially blurry & they only see in black & white we’ve designed the rhyme sheet to be high contrast monochrome as this is more likely to take your babies interest. It’s fine for older babies too!
Babies love repetition of words & tunes. Additionally, occasional light, gentle tickling helps bonding & is a good way for baby to learn how to communicate when they like something or when they don’t!
Use some baby-safe instruments to play along with your rhyme! Older babies could have a go themselves. You could also show them how to tap the instruments on the floor or hit them together to make some different sounds.
What are the key things you are helping your little one to do?
- Make strong relationships with special grown ups
- Showing their likes & dislikes e.g. laughing/gurgling when tickled
- Move their head or body when hearing noises or seeing things of interest
- Explore & reach out to touch things that are nearby & find out what they can do with them
- Develop early language skills by listening to repeated rhymes & rhythms
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