Vision for Doing

Action Songs

Round and round the garden

Round and round the garden
Goes the teddy bear;
One step, two step,
Tickle you under there.

(vary "you" to be Mummy, Daddy, name of brother, sister, favourite doll)

Five fat sausages
Five fat sausages sizzling in a pan
All of a sudden one went "BANG!">

Four fat sausages, etc
Three fat sausages, etc
Two fat sausages, etc
One fat sausage, etc
All of a sudden one went "BANG!">
and there were NO sausages left!

Clap, clap hands

Clap, clap hands, one, two, three,
Put your hands upon your knees,
Lift them high to touch the sky,
Clap, clap hands and away they fly.

Incy, wincy spider

Incy, wincy spider
Climbing up the spout.
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out.

Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain,
So incy wincy spider
Climbed up the spout again.

Row, row, row your boat

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.

Here are Granny's spectacles (glasses)

Here are Granny's spectacles,
And here is Granny's hat,
And here's the way she folds her hands,
And puts them in her lap.


Baby's shoes
Mummy's shoes
Daddy's shoes
Policeman's shoes

Increase distance between hands as shoes get larger, while increasing loudness with each size.

Hickory, dickory dock

Hickory, dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck ONE,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory dock.

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

Eyes, nose, cheeky cheeky chin

Eyes, nose, cheeky cheeky chin
Cheeky, cheeky, chin, nose ME
(give big cuddle)

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great tall.
All the King's horses
And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

Two little dicky birds

Two little dicky birds sitting on a wall
One called Peter, one called Paul.
Fly away Peter!
Fly away Paul!
Come back Peter, come back Paul.
(use bright reflective tape for low vision child)

I can

I can tie my shoe lace,
I can brush my hair,
I can wash my hands and face
And dry myself with care.

I can clean my teeth too,
And fasten up my frocks.
I can say 'How do you do'
And pull up both my socks.


Thumbkin, Tommy Thumbkin,
Where are you, where are you?
Here I am, here I am,
How do you do?

Peter Pointer, etc
Middle finger, etc
Ruby Ring, etc
Baby small, etc

This little pig

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home;
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none,
And this little piggy cried,
'Wee wee wee wee'
All the way home.


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 B,
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.


Use of a mouth organ
Sound games on the teeth
Hand to foot songs



Last updated 24.11.00

Scottish Sensory Centre
Moray House Institute of Education
University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road