The Songs

Deep Sea Tea Party. This song helps persuade your toddler to eat his meals. In the middle section of the song a scary shark comes along to steal his food. Let your hand be the shark and try to pull the plate away, you may find that it is snatched back! (2.18mins)

The Tooth Brushing Lion. For this song, ask your child to pretend to be a scary lion, growling and showing her sharp teeth. Pretend to be a bit scared of brushing and ask her to give a big load ‘ROAR’! If you manage to brush for the whole song you will have brushed for a minute and a half! (1.33mins)

Nappy Time! Ask your child to pretend to be a wriggly beetle on his back with his legs up in the air. Try it with him to make him laugh. Sing the song whilst changing his nappy. In the middle section stop for a moment and have a good tickle. For the other verses ask him if he can stretch his legs up to the ceiling for the daddy long legs, wiggle them around for the spider (arms as well!) and cross them for the grasshopper. (2.34mins)

Shoes Blues. This is a race! Encourage your child to go as fast as she can, starting with one shoe, then the other and lastly the coat. (You can of course change these to hat, scarf, gloves, suntan cream or any other combination.) When you get to the ‘Who won the race?” section she will hopefully be jumping up and down saying “Me! Me! Me!” (1.41mins)

Brush Brush Brush! Ask your child to choose which animal he would like to pretend to be; the lion, the horse or the donkey. He can of course come up with his own ideas too and make the noises! Letting him brush his own hair or yours may help. (2.20mins)

Space buggy. This is the first of two songs to help persuade your child to get into her buggy. Go slowly for the verses and then zoom along into outer space for the chorus. (2.20mins)

Let’s Tidy! Can they tidy everything up before you count to 10?? (0.54mins)

Boogie Woogie Buggy Train.  A second ‘get in to your buggy’ song. Giving a child choice always helps, so ask your toddler which buggy song he would like today. Whizz along making the journey as exciting as you can. Encourage him to join in on the ‘Boogie Woogie Buggy Train, Choo Choo!’ sections. (2.10mins)

Bath Time. This is a fun game you can play in the bath. Take a duck or frog (or any other bath toy) and hide it under the water, bubbles are great for this. Let it pop up in the air and surprise your little one. Then make the toy jump around your toddler’s body washing his nose, toes, etc. (1.35mins)

Goodnight Sleep Tight. A simple goodnight song. In the third verse have a gentle game of peek-a-boo. (1.35mins)

Total Running Time: 19.09mins