Clapping Clapping Giggle…

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When your baby hits that 6 month age, they are reaching new milestones. Your baby by this time will have discovered that they have hands and feet. At the 6 month mark, your baby will be learning that his hands and feet can move when they want them to. Because your baby is learning how to clap their hands, help them out with some nursery rhymes or songs that involve clapping. At first, you will have to show your baby how to clap their hands, but eventually they will start clapping on their own. They may not clap any in particular rhythm, but that will come with time. For now, clapping is a huge thing! Snuggling with your baby while helping them learn to clap will let them know that clapping is safe and fun. Generally, one song to keep a clapping beat to is “pat-a-cake”.  It provides a slow and steady beat that will help your child learn to clap their hands together in a controlled manner.

Below are a few great songs to encourage clapping with you and your baby.

 

Pat-a-cake

Pat-a-cake, pa

Make it with chocolate, make it with creamt-a-cake baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Prick it and pat it and mark it with a “b”
And put it in the oven for Billy and me

Make it the prettiest you’ve ever seen
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Please

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Mix it and stir it and bake it just right
Good from the first ’til the very last bite

Write his name with lots of care
And make pretty flowers here and there
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Prick it and price it and mark it with a “b”
And put it in the oven for Billy and me
And put it in the oven for Billy and me
And put it in the oven for Billy and me

 

BINGO

There was a farmer who had a dog,

And Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was

his name-o.
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)

-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
And Bingo was his name-o.

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