Hickory Dickory Dock

grandfather clock

Singing a nursery rhyme is a great way to have fun together, and to support your child's language development and counting skills.

Have a go at the song and watch the video below:

Hickory Dickory Dock lyrics and actions

Hickory Dickory Dock
[Gently bounce your baby to the beat]
The mouse ran up the clock
[Run your fingers up from your baby's toes to their chin and give them a tickle]
The clock struck one
[Clap your hands together once]
The mouse ran down
[Run your fingers back down to your baby's toes and tickle them]
Hickory Dickory Dock

Other verses:

The clock struck two
[Clap your hands together twice]
The mouse went "boo!"
[Hide your face with your hands then pull them away on the word "boo!"]

Hickory Dickory Dock

The clock struck three
[Clap your hands together three times]
The mouse went "weeee!"
[Lift your baby up into the air on the word "weeee!"]

Hickory Dickory Dock

The clock struck four
[Clap your hands together four times]
The mouse said "no more!"
[Shake your finger on the words "no more!"]

Hickory Dickory Dock

Watch the video

Take a look at this video featuring Literacy Champions volunteers in our Read On Nottingham Hub singing this song. Why not try it for yourself at home?