I am a Little Teapot

    I am a Little Teapot

    The song “I am a Little Teapot” is traditional.

    Take different teapots. Show little teapots  and big teapots. Show short and tall using objects around you e.g. wardrobe is tall, a table is short.  Show thin and stout. Teach the kettle’s parts: the handle and the spout.

    You can print out a colouring sheet of a kettle and colour these parts.Go to the kitchen and boil the kettle. Then show your baby steam. Show and practice whisper and shout together with your baby. Then ask your baby to pour water out of the kettle: tip the kettler over and pour water out. Show her how to do this is necessary.

    Act out the song together with your baby while singing it:

    I’m a little teapot, short and stout
    Here is my handle (put one hand on hip),
    Here is my spout (hold other arm out straight)
    When I get all steamed up, hear me shout
    Just tip me over and pour me out!
    (bend over and tip the arm out like a spout)

    You should know

    – This traditional song develops imagination and make-believe as the infant acts it out.

    – The rhyme develops infants’ phonemic awareness for pre-reading.

    – Baby’s flexibility and muscles develop when acting out the song.

    – Singing to infants helps increase their brain growth for life.


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