Friday, January 3, 2014

Fingerplay Fun Friday: Mama's Little Baby Loves Clapping!

Here's a fun update to a familiar old song: Mama's Little Baby Loves Clapping

Mama's Little Baby Loves Clapping!

Mama's little baby loves clapping, clapping
Mama's little baby loves clapping fast!

Mama's little baby loves clapping, clapping
Mama's little baby loves clapping slow

Mama's little baby loves jumping, jumping
Mama's little baby loves jumping fast!

Mama's little baby loves jumping, jumping
Mama's little baby loves jumping slow


I like this one because it is so easy to adapt.  You can keep the rhyme going by adding more and more verses:
  • Mama's little baby loves clapping
  • Mama's little baby loves jumping
  • Mama's little baby loves spinning
  • Mama's little baby loves brushing
  • Mama's little baby loves eating
  • Mama's little baby loves cleaning up
Rhymes like this one are great for turning a chore into a time of fun.  Just be careful when brushing teeth or eating that you don't go too fast.  :) 

Early childhood educators have used music and rhymes to help facilitate classroom routines for years and years.  Music can be a great way to help kids look past the tedium and find the fun in everyday actions. 

"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.  You find the fun and SNAP, the job's a game!" - Mary Poppins

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