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Playsongs
Song Publishers
for Babies and Toddlers

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We love Kaye Umansky's play rhymes. They are like the best of traditional play rhymes for babies and toddlers - little miniature stories packed with playfulness, which make our little ones laugh. Here's a new one, which we've published in Playsongs Grand Exercise - Track 8: Ten Little Teddies. It is performed by Kaye herself with Steve Grocott's mandolin providing the dance music.

The ten little teddies, all fast asleep, wake up to dance and play all day till they curl back into our palms and rest again, tired out by the fun they've had. Take a little baby's hands in yours, or model a ten-little-teddy dance with your own hands for your toddler to join in with.

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Interactive Play with Under-fives

We bring together songs and rhymes for interactive play with under-fives. They're hands on, engaging, active and they're all about shared fun.

 

This is a place to find playful ways to fuel the energy of any part of a child-minding day ~ changing a baby's nappy, getting shoes on wriggly feet, splatting through mud, stacking a brick tower, making cup cakes, getting jam all over the place and splashing around in the bath. What a day. Time to get them to sleep with a lullaby - or maybe a back-patting croon to help with a baby's colic.

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All our books come with guidance and ideas for getting the best from the interactive songs and rhymes, whether they're a peekaboo, a fingerplay, a face-toucher, nose-squeaker, a toe-tickler, a knee-rider, pony trotter, action song or dance. They're full of pictures for sharing too.

Our audio is performed by Playsongs People, a band of brilliant musicians: Sandra Kerr, Nancy Kerr, Leon Rosselson, Kevin Graal, Steve Grocott, Janet Russell, Kaye Umansky, Debbie Sanders, Rick Wilson, Giles Leaman and Tom Wright.

 

All our songs and rhymes are free to stream. Order the books to get the best from them, enjoy the illustrations, and have each collection available (with CD) in a hands on, physical space. 

Playsongs for picture books • CDs • streaming • movies • ePub

Our Playsongs baby and toddler songs and rhymes are available in a wide range of formats so you can access them on the go ~ or on the sofa.

 

See inside and order the Playsongs physical collections in book and CD format

 

 

 

Access the audio via streaming on our website player, on the Spotify player, or on iTunes

 

 

 

Get inspiration from our blog featuring favourite songs, rhymes and singing anecdotes 

Our movies are ad-free (on our site) and baby- and toddler-friendly. We've animated many of our songs and rhymes in ways which gently engage rather than dazzle. Find them here or on our YouTube channel

 

 

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"Songs and rhymes are a gift to ourselves. The gift is our babies' delight and laughter as we engage in sharing words, actions and melody, face to face, one to one." 

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