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Learningtoletgo Fri 04-Dec-15 14:35:17

So my DC has got to the wriggly toddler stage when I change his nappy. The only way to keep him still is to sing. Here's the problem I've sung the same songs over and over and over, and he's really starting to develop his Simon Cowell look (you've got 30 secs to impress me). He loves new songs, so here's where I need some suggestions. Repertoire currently includes:

Old macdonald
London Bridge
Runaway train
Incey wincey spider
If you're happy and you know it

That's it!
That's all I've got!


I'm clearly posting for traffic so on that I'm BU but this is an APB!!!

flanjabelle Fri 04-Dec-15 14:38:32

Okey kokie is dds favourite.

Also if she lays still I will do the bicycle song afterwards. You sing the song and cycle their legs like a bike.

"I like to ride my bicycle,
I ride it to the shops,
And when I see a traffic light,
I know that I must stop!
PAUSE (stop cycling)
Red........ Amber...... Green....
Go!!" (Cycle like mad)

TheHouseOnTheLane Fri 04-Dec-15 14:39:00

In a cottage in a wood,

Three Blind Mice

Hickory Dickory

I also sing show tunes to mine. They like a good rousing chorus of Red and Black from Les Mis.

DawnOfTheDoggers Fri 04-Dec-15 14:39:54

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howabout Fri 04-Dec-15 14:40:01

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes
Pop goes the weasel
The wheels on the bus

After 3 DC to change nappies and toilet train all my own compositions have developed a scatalogical preoccupation grin

Elisheva Fri 04-Dec-15 14:41:32

Mmm mm went the little green frog
Hairy Fred
Chocolate cake
Wheels on the bus

abbieanders Fri 04-Dec-15 14:42:06

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes
Round and round the garden
One man went to mow
Ten green bottles
Clap handies
This little piggy
Five green freckled frogs
I know an old lady
Twinkle twinkle
Nellie the elephant

Just off the top of my head...

Cheesymonster Fri 04-Dec-15 14:42:49

I used to sing Defying gravity (from Wicked) and I know him so well (from chess) in a bad soprano. But I'm a bit odd.

Learningtoletgo Fri 04-Dec-15 14:43:04

Flan-ooo I like that. What tune do you sing to that song?

The house- not heard in a cottage in a wood?

Dawn- that's the problem my minds gone blank and I can't let him know I got nothinews, they can smell fear you know grin!?

mrsm12 Fri 04-Dec-15 14:43:06

Wheels on the bus
5 little speckled frogs

emsyj Fri 04-Dec-15 14:43:15

Tiny Little People!

trilbydoll Fri 04-Dec-15 14:43:19

If you're happy and you know it
Pirate ship (when I was one...the day I went to sea, look for the barefoot books version on youtube)

You need to go to rhyme time, you'll learn loads of nursery rhymes!

flanjabelle Fri 04-Dec-15 14:43:28

We also do the kiss kiss game. So she tells me where needs kissing and I kiss her, elbows, tummy etc and it distracts her enough that she doesn't try to wriggle away. I don't know if your ds is old enough to point to his body parts yet? Dd pointed before she could say the parts.

Learningtoletgo Fri 04-Dec-15 14:43:57

* nothin not in the news! Damn auto correct!

trilbydoll Fri 04-Dec-15 14:44:44

Oops, if you're happy and you know it was clearly in my mind from the op!

The one about frogs with jazz hands - the second bit goes "we know frogs go lalalalala" - what's that called?

Sternin Fri 04-Dec-15 14:44:45

Wind the bobbin up? My daughter loves that one. Requests it 60 thousand times a day (or thereabouts).

flanjabelle Fri 04-Dec-15 14:45:08

Its a similar tune to the bicycle song by queen (I think) then there isn't really a tune for the red amber green bit. You just say it really excitedly, but slowly to get them all hyped up for the go!

abbieanders Fri 04-Dec-15 14:45:21

On the theme of 5:

Five little monkeys
Five current buns
Five little leaves
Five little ducks

abbieanders Fri 04-Dec-15 14:46:05

Currant buns.

Learningtoletgo Fri 04-Dec-15 14:46:26

Some great suggestions there.

What's hairy Fred? ???

Learningtoletgo Fri 04-Dec-15 14:47:28

Frogs with jazz hands -love it!!!

PennyHasNoSurname Fri 04-Dec-15 14:49:03

The batman version of Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells, Batman smells
Robin flew away
He lost his pants in the middle of France
And he found them in Bombay

I used to sing the chorus of Rawhide blush in the style of Donkey from shrek2

GingerPCatt Fri 04-Dec-15 14:49:19

Found a peanut. DS loved it at that age. They're are so many verses that you can make it as long as needed.

PennyHasNoSurname Fri 04-Dec-15 14:50:59

There were rats, rats, rats as big as cats
In the stores
In the stores
There were rats, rats, rats as big as cats in the quartermasters stores
《slowly》 My eyes are dim I cannot see
I have not brought my specs with me
《loud and dramatic》 I haaaave noooooot brougggggght my-y spec with ME

trilbydoll Fri 04-Dec-15 14:53:18

A mouse lived in a windmill in old Amsterdam is another decent length one.

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