Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Let's sing together

Singing songs with a baby is a great way to encourage their early communication. It helps the bond between adult and child, supports brain development and also language development as it increases access to key words and sounds. 

mulberry bush

How does this nursery rhyme help?

This song is a great way of teaching a child about their daily routines in a fun way as they learn the actions by copying their parent or caregiver. Let's be honest, not many children enjoy brushing their teeth but this nursery rhyme can help as you can use it when they are actually in the bathroom brushing their teeth which can make the activity something they look forward to rather than the usual battle.

This song can help with your child's development and coordination, especially fine motor skills as they emulate the use of a toothbrush, or washing their face. It can help with their gross motor skills too as they can skip around in circles around the imaginary mulberry bush (feel free to use a pot plant if you want to be even more creative). You may want to use a teddy as a prop with a flannel and toothbrush.

You may find that this song develops your child's language skills as they learn different words to describe daily activities. You can even make up your own routines such as putting on clothes, eating breakfast, etc. Depending on their age, they may want to contribute a verse of their own.

The parent or caregiver can help their smaller children with simple movements such as putting them on their lap and doing the relevant actions. As your baby gets older, they will be able to do more movements and actions independently.

Rhyme lyrics 

Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning.

This is the way we comb our hair,
Comb our hair,
Comb our hair.
This is the way we comb our hair
On a cold and frosty morning.

This is the way we brush our teeth,
Brush our teeth,
Brush our teeth.
This is the way we brush our teeth
On a cold and frosty morning.

This is the way we wash our face,
Wash our face,
Wash our face.
This is the way we wash our face
On a cold and frosty morning.

This is the way we put on our clothes,
Put on our clothes,
Put on our clothes.
This is the way we put on our clothes
On a cold and frosty morning.

Watch this video and let's sing together

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