Hickory Dickory Dock!

Activity 43: Hickory Dickory Dock!

Age Range: Newborn and Up…

Area being Developed: Self Esteem and Self-awareness

Place your baby in a comfortable position in your lap. As you say the following rhyme, move your baby up to the word “up” and down to the word “down.” Be sure to show your baby one finger when you get to the word “one.”

Hickory dickory dock.

The mouse ran up the clock.

The clock struck one.

The mouse ran down.

Hickory dickory dock.


Personal attention like this with eye contact is exactly what your baby needs for early self-esteem development. In addition, this rhyme is directly related to self-awareness with the experience of feeling both up and down. It  also helps to introduce the beginning concept of one.

NOTE: As you uncover new songs and ideas for your baby, remember not to overlook the oldies. They usually have something very special to offer.


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