Hickory Dickory Dock

Gross Motor Development allows a child to gain balance and bring large muscles under control in order to master physical activities such as sitting, crawling, walking, running, climbing, jumping and generally enjoy all that their body allows them to do.

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This physical song activity allows your baby to feel the beat of a rhyme through bounce and body contact.


  1. Place your baby on a soft area to sit up (i.e. in front of sofa).
  2. Now your ready for the physical activity song:

Words and Actions:

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down

Hickory dickory dock.
(Bounce your baby to the beat as your recite this familiar nursery rhyme.
On the third line, stop bouncing.

Run your fingers up baby’s arm to the top
of his shoulder and then back down again. On the last line, continue
bouncing baby on your knee.)


  • Bounce baby on your knee and provide playful tickles.
  • Enjoy your affection and bouncy movement.


  • Recite silly nursery rhymes.
  • Hear the rhymes and the musical quality of language.

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