One song, three ways

June 07, 2019

Singing songs and rhymes from birth is one of the best things you can do to help your child learn and understand language. Songs with actions and repetition are especially good. If you need a crash course on these, your local library rhyme time session is a great place to start. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to get out of the house and socialise with other adults!

At home, repeating songs over and over is also important. Repetition helps your child make connections and adding some variations to your favourites further strengthens these — deepening their understanding.

You can experiment with this song (sung to the tune of Looby Loo). Try singing it in these three different ways.

Here We Go

Tune: Looby Loo

Here we go up, up, up,
Here we go down, down, down,
Here we go up, up, up,
Here we go round and round.

Version 1

Use your body to go up and down, and then turn round and round

Version 2

Use a scarf or clean chux – float the scarf up, down, and around

Version 3 

Use a bed sheet like a parachute and make it go up and down and around together

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