A rhyme to enjoy

Here is a bouncing/rocking rhyme to enjoy with your baby, toddler or preschooler.


Tick, tock, tick, tock,

I’m a little cuckoo clock,

Tick, tock, tick, tock,

Now I’m striking one o’clock.


Some ideas for different ages:

  • You can say the rhyme, or sing along with the accompanying melody. Rock baby or toddler side to side on your lap as you “tick tock.”
  • Change the number from one, and lift baby in the air as you count.
  • With bigger children, hold hands facing each other and rock on feet side to side as you “tick tock.” Then jump in the air as you count the number.
  • This will also work with several children standing in a circle. (Just don’t hold hands.)