Young children learn through play. When young children are actively involved in their own learning and having fun at it, they learn better. You can support their learning by engaging them playfully in everyday activities. The activities on our site are based on everyday experiences, use materials commonly found in the home, and most importantly designed to encourage children’s healthy development in all areas (physical, social emotional, language and literacy, and cognitive).


Substitute your child’s name for “Piggy” in the following rhyme.

What You Need:


What To Do:

  1. Substitute your child’s name for “Piggy” in the following rhyme.

  2. Touch each of baby’s finger or toe one at a time as you recite the following poem:

This little (Ellie) went to the market.

This little (Ellie) stayed home.

This little (Ellie) had roast beef.

This little (Ellie) had none.

And this little (Ellie) went…

‘Wee wee wee wee wee’ all the way home!

  1. Before you say the ‘wee wee wee’ part, slow down and build suspense. Then say the last line faster than the rest.

  2. While saying, “wee wee wee” you can do many things like tickle baby, dance around holding baby, or gently shake baby’s hand or foot.