Baby Swimming Songs for our babies and pre-schoolers

Baby Swimming Songs for our babies and pre-schoolers

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At Baby Paddlers we use a lot of songs in our swimming lessons to help children feel at ease in the water, but also to make the lessons enjoyable for both parents and children. Along with some of the traditional songs and nursery rhymes, we also have some of our own songs and adapted versions of traditional songs that we use.

Although it doesn’t take long to pick up the words to these songs, we still thought it might be helpful to put together a few of our favourites and some of the most commonly used songs in classes:

Our Welcome Song

Hello Baby Paddlers how are you?
Hello Baby Paddlers how are you?
Oh I’m very glad today and I’d like to stay that way,
Hello Baby Paddlers how are you?

Songs we use for jumping:

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
By the side of the swimming pool
Humpty said let’s go for a swim,
Watch me now as I jump in

Jelly on a plate,
Jelly on a plate,
Wibble wobble wibble wobble,
Jelly on a plate

Biscuits in a tin,
Biscuits in a tin,
Shake and rattle,
Shake and rattle,
Biscuits in a tin

Fishes in the ocean,
Fishes in the sea,
We all jump in with a 1, 2, 3

5 little babies / children on a flying saucer,
Flew round the world one day
They looked left and right but they didn’t like the sight,
So all of them flew away

3 Little speckled frogs sat on a speckled log eating the most delicious grub,
Yum yum,
They all jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool,
Then there were no green speckled frogs

Songs we use to practice rotations:

3 Little ducks went swimming one day, over the hills and far away
Mummy (or Daddy) duck said “Quack Quack Quack Quack”
And they all went swimming on their back, back, back

There were 3 in the bed and the little one said “roll over, roll over”,
So they all rolled over and one fell out

I’m a little pancake lying on my back
I’m a little pancake nice and flat
I’m a little pancake lying on my black
Flip me over just like that
I’m a little pancake lying on my tum
I’m a little pancake I taste yum
I’m a little pancake lying on my tum
Roll me over just for fun

Songs we use for other activities:

Zoom Zoom Zoom we’re going to the moon
Zoom Zoom Zoom we’ll be there very soon
3, 2, 1, Blast Off

When all the children were sleeping, and the sun had gone to bed
Up jumped the scarecrow and this is what he said
I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow with a flippy floppy hat
I can paddle my hands like this
I can kick my feet like that

I like to ride my bicycle I ride it to the shops
And when I see the traffic lights I know I have to stop
Red, amber, green, go!

Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around
Teddy bear, teddy bear, up and down
Teddy bear, teddy bear, to and fro
Teddy bear, teddy bear, under we go

3 little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Along came a crocodile as quiet as can be,
No Mr Crocodile you can’t catch me,
woooooahhhh, SNAP!

See the bunnies sleeping til it’s nearly noon,
Shall we try to wake them up with a merry tune
They’re so still, are they ill…
Wake up soon!

Hop little bunnies, hop hop hop
Hop little bunnies, hop hop hop
Hop little bunnies hop hop hop
Hop, hop and stop!

I had a little turtle his name was Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim
He blew bubbles in the water
He splashed in all the soap
And now he’s lying there with a bubble in his throat
Bubble bubble bubble, bubble bubble pop
Bubble bubble bubble, bubble bubble POP!

A song we use to say goodbye:

Here we go round the swimming pool, the swimming pool, the swimming pool
Here we go round the swimming pool, on a ‘Saturday morning’
This is the way we say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye,
This is the way we say goodbye in the swimming pool.

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If that’s not enough songs for you and you just want to learn some more, take a  look at some of the more traditional baby swimming songs over at the STA.

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