You thought you’d always remember the words and then BOOM… you have a baby and the words to the most popular nursery rhymes fall from your memory.

Here’s a few words to help you out.

Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, Twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.

Rock-a-Bye Baby

Rock-a-Bye baby
on the tree top
When the wind blows
the cradle will rock.
When the bow breaks
the cradle will fall.
And down will come baby,
cradle and all.

Row, Row, Row your Boat

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily merrily
Life if but a dream.

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile
Don’t forget to scream

Round and Round the Garden

Round and round the garden,
Like a teddy bear.
One Step, Two Steps.
Tickle you under there.

Open, Shut them

Open, Shut them, Open, shut them
Give a little clap.
Open, Shut them, Open, shut them
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them
Right up to your chin.
Open wide your little mouth….
But do not let them in.

Shake them, shake them, shake them, shake them
Shake them, just like this.
Roll them, roll them, roll them, roll them,
Blow a little kiss

The Grand old duke of York

The grand old duke of york,
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
and he marched them down again.
And when they were up, they were up
And when they were down, they were down
But when they were only halfway up,
They were neither up, nor down

*this is a great one for helping babies with wind.  Sing the song and move their legs in the marching (bike riding) movement as you sing.

Incy Wincy Spider

Incy Wincy spider climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed poor Incy out.
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain.
So Incy Wincy spider, climbed up the spout again.


I hope these give you a lovely reminder and help you through the early days of entertaining your new baby.

Let us know, what’s your little ones, favourite song or rhyme?

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Shona Mackin is a mum to a little boy and massive Bernese Mountain Dog fur baby. In her previous (and current) life, she is the owner of social media agency socialface. As a serial entrepreneur, she aimed to design her businesses to do what she wanted, when she wanted… at least thats what she thought, until she found out her babies had a better plan. Thankfully her former former life as a dancer gave her oodles of flexibility and determination to roll with whatever each new day throws her way… sometimes… other days coffee helps in the morning and wine in the evening or a time out in a hot shower to block out the noise.