• Sheena

Babies are so strong! Maybe they're as strong as elephants?

My little grand daughter had just learned to climb the stairs - very steep stairs. Everybody said 'NO' - not without one of us behind you anyway. But baby, Chiara, just loved climbing those stairs - the joy of crawling, climbing and getting to the top. She'd head for them over and over again.

Now. Having just broken a small bone in my foot, and having been plastered up to the knee in a cast and issued with two crutches, I've discovered that getting upstairs can either be done on your bottom or on your hands and knees. It's HARD!

Hat's off, Chiara! My goodness you are strong. And fast! Go, Chiara, go!

Here's a rhyme from Playsongs to have fun crawling around the floor together. Follow baby on a crawl around the floor, being elephants together. Reach out your hand on the last line to tickle her. You can find it on the Playsongs Rhyme Time audio downloads page


The elephant goes like this, like that, He's terribly big and he's terribly fat,

He has no fingers, he has no toes,

But goodness gracious what a nose!

Here's a song for fun with crawling upstairs together. It's one of my all-time favourites from the US tradition of children's songs - good for bedtimes with older ones as well.

#Theelephantgoeslikethis #crawling #stairclimbing #tickling

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