Children love rhymes and songs and music is great for their development and language learning. Why not try some of these traditional nursery rhymes and original songs with your baby or toddler?
Check out the full set of tips from rappers Lioness and Tony D.
Tony D raps about how eye contact helps babies to learn language.
A classic rhyme to sing on the bus, at home, or anywhere really!
A fun rhyme to sing with your baby - you could try it when they first wake up in bed.
This rhyme's especially fun at bathtime!
Try playing 'Cross, Cross, Line, Line' and doing the actions in time.
Singing lullabies can help your baby settle into a bedtime routine and is great for language learning too.
Not just a fun rhyme game, but a way of teaching listening skills too.
A song with lots of fun rhyming, great as your little one approaches school age.
A playful rhyme that can help introduce numbers to toddlers.
Try singing this old favourite with toys or props and use farm animals and sounds, like 'pig', 'cow' and 'sheep'!
Give our One Banana, Two Banana rhyme a go and have a go swapping the words with your child's favourite foods!
Let your child lead the singing and head up the hill just like Jack and Jill.
This is a great nursery rhyme to teach your child a fun way to practice counting.
Your toddler will love making the noises that go with this rhyme.
A little sing-song on a walk is a great chance to introduce words and phrases about your plans for the day.
You can make meal time a fun learning time by making up songs for your messy baby.
Is there a better time to make up a song and get talking than bathtime?
A rhyme to make your morning routine that little bit more fun for children approaching school age.
Try this new spin on a classic nursery rhyme before sharing a story at bedtime.
Have fun together while doing the washing by making up your own words to nursery rhymes.
Daddy Freckle and his daughter Flo play a fun rhyming game - great for building vocabulary before school.
Blogger Daddy Freckle and a group of dads show how fun it can be to make up silly songs with their children.
Get active and have a go at making up your own nursery rhymes - anything goes so just have as much fun as possible.
Songs about activities are a great fun way of building in language learning.
Try making up your own words to songs that include your child too.
Singing nursery rhymes from your country, is a great way to help your child learn your language...it's also lots of fun!
Learn the Yorùbá version of the popular nursery rhyme Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes. Perfect for bilingual families!
This traditional Yorùbá lullaby is the perfect way to send your little one off to sleep at bedtime.
Recorded in lockdown, the BBC Philharmonic play a very grand version. Try singing and marching along!
The Philharmonic play a special version of the action rhyme.
We’ve given seven traditional nursery rhymes a Manchester twist to inspire you to chat and sing.
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