Miss Katie's Favorite Toddler Dances

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Get your busy toddler moving with these fun and easy-to-learn songs! Sing them over and over again and watch as your child begins to follow along. Join us each week at story time to learn even more songs and rhymes for toddlers.

Hands Up High
Tune: London Bridge
First we wave our hands up high
Hands up high, hands up high
First we wave our hands up high
Then we clap them!
Then we shake our hands down low,
Hands down low, hands down low
Then we shake our hands down low,
Then we hide them!


Here We Go Up, Up, Up
Tune: Here We Go Looby Loo
Here we go up, up, up
Here we go down, down, down
Here we go shake, shake, shake
Here we go round and round!


Sing a Happy Song
Clap your hands, clap your hands
and sing a happy song!
Clap your hands, clap your hands,
and sing a happy song!
Clap your hands, clap your hands,
and sing a happy song!
Then shake ‘em, shake ‘em, shake ‘em all around!

from King County Library System

There’s a Star Upon My Head
Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It
There’s a star upon my head, upon my head
There’s a star upon my head, upon my head
There’s a star upon my head,
a star upon my head.
There’s a star upon my head, upon my head
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You can use this song with any prop or toy you have on hand. At story time, we sing it with foam stars, hearts, butterflies, and flowers. Move your prop to other parts of the body and add your own addtionial verses!

Head and Shoulders
Tune: London Bridge
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
knees and toes, knees and toes
Head and shoulders knees and toes
Eyes, ears, mouth and nose!

From Wee Sing Children’s Songs and Fingerplays