Pat a cake, pat a cake

Pat a cake

This song has simple actions that help your baby learn about rhythm and movement.

Pat your palms together or on your legs to the beat of the song. See if your baby will clap along with you. Praise them if they do.

It goes:

Pat a cake, Pat a cake, baker's man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can,

Pat it and prick it and mark it with a 'B',
And put it in the oven for baby and me,

For baby and me,
For baby and me,
Put it in the oven for baby and me.

Songs are a good way of helping your baby learn words, even before they can speak. The actions also help with coordination.

Your baby will like hearing their favourite songs and nursery rhymes a lot, so you can repeat this one often if they enjoy it.

If you want to hear how the song is meant to go, you can click on the audio below to listen to it. You and your baby can clap and sing along until you know it better.

Good to know

This is a good, interactive game to develop motor skills as your baby claps along to the song.