Published: Friday 01 December 2017

We love using songs and nursery rhymes in our baby massage sessions and we cover their use in our baby massage instructor courses. There are great benefits of using rhymes and songs for infant massage including:

  • Improves enjoyment in sessions for parent and baby
  • Encourage speech development through repetition of sounds
  • Teaches parent and baby rhymes and songs
  • Enhances bonding through actions and interaction
  • Encourages movement through action

So if you’re either learning to teach baby massage or perhaps a parent or carer attending sessions, here are some of the rhymes you may like to remind yourself of!

Tommy Thumb

Tommy Thumb, Tommy Thumb, Where are you?
Here I am, here I am, How do you do?

Peter Pointer, Peter Pointer, Where are you?
Here I am, here I am, How do you do?

Toby Tall, Toby Tall, Where are you?
Here I am, here I am, How do you do?

Ruby Ring, Ruby Ring, Where are you?
Here I am, here I am, How do you do?

Baby Small, Baby Small, Where are you?
Here I am, here I am, How do you do?

Fingers all, Fingers all, Where are you?
Here we are, here we are, How do you do?

This little piggie

This little piggie went to market,
This little piggie stayed home,
This little piggie had roast beef,
This little piggie had none,
And this little piggie cried, "Wee! Wee! Wee!"
All the way home.

Itsy bitsy spider

The itsy bitsy spider, Climbed up the waterspout

Down came the rain, And washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, And dried up all the rain

So the itsy-bitsy spider, Climbed up the spout again!

Three blind mice

Three blind mice, Three blind mice,

See how they run! See how they run!

They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife.

Did you ever see such a thing in your life,
As three blind mice?

Thinking about learning to teach baby massage? We've courses coming up soon throughout the UK or we have a distance learning option which you can study at your own pace and from the comfort of your home or workplace. Take a look at our different options and get started!


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