This is My Garden is perfect for the spring and summer and may just inspire a budding little gardener too! Check out the video at the bottom of this post for how to sing and the finger rhyme actions too.
Finger rhymes are an excellent learning tool for small children, they are so good for speech development and fine motor skills and wonderful for the imagination too.
You can do them anywhere or anytime and all you need are your fingers, no other books or music or special props. So they come in very handy when you need to keep kids amused in a waiting room or on a journey and they’re always nice and cosy at bedtime too as they go so well with a cuddle!
This is My Garden : Finger Rhyme Song
This is my garden,
(extend palm of hand facing up)
I’ll rake it with care,
(rake palm with 3 fingers of the other hand)
And then some flower seeds,
(plant pretend seeds on palm)
I’ll plant there.
The sun will shine,
(circular action with other hand)
And the rain will fall,
(fingers flutter down)
And my garden will blossom,
And grow straight and tall.
(cup hands and ‘grow’ fingers upwards like flowers)
(sing to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle)
The little poem below is particularly appropriate and I had to include it because the little girl is adorable!