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Round and round the garden

Nursery rhyme

Round and round the garden

What to do with this activity?

This old nursery rhyme with actions never fails to please.

Round and round the garden goes the teddy bear (run your pointing finger around their palm)

One step, two steps (take steps with your fingers up your baby’s arm)

And tickle you under there (tickle your baby under the arm.)


  • Why am I doing this?

    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.

  • How can I do more?

    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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