What are your (or your child's) favourite kids songs? One song per answer, and vote for the ones you also like (I made this a community wiki).

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asked 14 Jan '10, 11:41

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Would it be appropriate to list books that include kids songs in them or would that be another wiki?

(14 Jan '10, 15:51) Kiesa ♦

@Kiesa: I think there's a wiki question around about books, but if you want to start one specifically about books with songs, that sounds ok to me.

(14 Jan '10, 19:06) Scott ♦♦

I found this link for UK nursery rhymes in the course of researching answers for this question:http://www.rhymes.org.uk/index.htm

(15 Jan '10, 06:02) Benjol

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If you're happy and you know it clap your hands! (I have no idea of the title) :-)

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answered 14 Jan '10, 11:45

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Our daughter loves that one!

(14 Jan '10, 12:25) Scott ♦♦

I remember that one from Kindergarten :)

(14 Jan '10, 14:41) brandstaetter

My baby really likes The Itsy Bitsy Spider. I recall he liked watching me make the motions as early as 3 months.

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answered 14 Jan '10, 15:14

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Yes we did too :-)

(14 Jan '10, 16:43) Emi

That's called "incy wincy spider" in the UK. Not criticising, just thought you might like to know.

(14 Jan '10, 19:15) Meg Stephenson

@Meg That is interesting. Are the lyrics similar other than the spider's description?

(15 Jan '10, 03:31) Kiesa ♦

Both versions can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itsy_Bitsy_Spider

(15 Jan '10, 05:52) Benjol

"Roll over" There were 10 in the bed and the little one said "roll over" so they all rolled over and one fell out, then there were 9. :-)& so on...

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answered 14 Jan '10, 16:53

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We used to PLAY this when we were kids! I'm from a big family and we used to sing it and roll each other out of bed, I'm the "little one", so I didn't have to fall out! Thanks, I'd forgotten about that!

(27 Jan '10, 07:04) Neen

"Oh Mcdonald had a farm"

Also known as "Old Macdonald" :)

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answered 14 Jan '10, 20:19

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It's not "Old MacDonald"?

(14 Jan '10, 23:28) Scott ♦♦

Yes it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_McDonald_Had_a_Farm

(15 Jan '10, 00:35) Rich Seller

+1 though, particularly like introducing esotric animals and seeing what sounds you end up with

(15 Jan '10, 00:36) Rich Seller

Our daughter loves that song too.

(15 Jan '10, 01:41) Tammy ♦♦

I have to do this one (on both feet) after having done "Round and round the garden" one on either hand.

This little piggy went to market (Big toe)
This little piggy stayed at home (Next toe)
This little piggy ate roast beef (Next toe)
And this little piggy ate none (Next toe)
And this little piggy (Next toe)
Went wee wee wee!! (Tickle all the way up leg)
All the way home

I learnt here that it dates back to 1728!

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answered 15 Jan '10, 05:59

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Hokey Pokey is one song I remember from Kindergarten.

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answered 14 Jan '10, 14:41

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And this is great for doing movements too!

(14 Jan '10, 16:45) Emi

This was always a favorite when i was a party entertainer.

(14 Jan '10, 17:23) Phil Seller

we say Hokey Cokey in UK.

(16 Jan '10, 18:17) Phil Seller

We do this while getting dressed (say each hand/foot as we're putting it in her jammies, etc)

(18 Jan '10, 13:59) Fun2Dream

Down by the Bay is also a favourite of ours - we get to invent all kinds of crazy, rhyming combinations.

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answered 14 Jan '10, 18:24

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This was a favourite of mine as a kid, and for some reason it reminds me of Camp Caribou...

(15 Jan '10, 21:43) Scott ♦♦

Heads... shoulders, knees and toes,
knees and toes.
Heads... shoulders, knees and toes,
knees and toes.
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Heads... shoulders, knees and toes,
knees and toes

(touching each part as you sing them)

... killed ourselves laughing when a "women's gym" ran an advertisement with the same tune but replaced the words with "arms, bellies, bums and thighs, bums and thighs..."

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answered 15 Jan '10, 07:08

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I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow with a flippy floppy hat i can shake my __ and shake my __ like that. You can fill in the missing word with whatever you like.

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answered 14 Jan '10, 17:21

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"This ole man" This ole man, he played one...!

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