Nursery rhyme ‘One Little Finger’

One little finger

This little rhyme will help your child learn words for body parts. It’s also a good chance to play at a game where they need to take turns.

The rhyme goes:

“One little finger, one little finger, one little finger, tap, tap, tap.”

Point to their nose, then point to yours and do a little clap.

“Two little fingers, two little fingers, two little fingers, tap, tap, tap.”

Point to your chin, then to another, and do a little clap.

Repeat this up to five fingers and find different body parts to point to!

Children like rhymes – they enjoy the words, rhythm and actions. Repeating their favourites can help them enjoy them even more. This rhyme helps them learn about numbers and body parts, which is useful for them before they start school.

In time, see if your baby can sing along and do the actions with you. They will become more confident to try the more they hear the rhyme.

Good to know

By repeating words and pointing in this nursery rhyme, your baby will learn their body parts.