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You might know "Incy wincey spider". It is a fun action song to sing with your child. Here are the words and actions.
Incy wincey spider climbed up the water spout
(move your fingers like a spider going up their arm!)
Down came the rain (wiggle your fingers so they can imagine rain falling)
And washed poor Incy out (slide your fingers down their arm)
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain (wave your hand to be the sun)
So Incy wincey spider climbed up the spout again
(move your fingers up their arm again)
See the video at the top of the page if you don't know the tune.
Play is one of the main ways that babies and toddlers learn about the world – it’s also one of the most effective ways they learn. When a child plays they refine learning skills that continue to develop during childhood and beyond.
As a parent, you are your child’s best playmate so try to spend time every day playing together. As your baby gets older, don’t try to teach them anything during play. They will learn best if they choose what to play and you follow their lead.
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