This is the Way the Ladies Ride

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2008, 9:42 am

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What sound does a baby make when it's horseback riding? Find out with this bouncy rhyme, all while helping your child with early literacy skills.

This is the way the ladies ride,
Bounce, bounce, bounce.
(gently bounce baby on lap)
This is the way the gentleman ride,
Boom, boom, boom.
(bounce baby faster)
This is the way farmers ride,
Trot, trot, trot.
(bounce one leg at a time)
And this is the way the baby rides,
(lift baby up into the air)

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills. Kids love to hear and act out their favorite songs and rhymes. Sharing interactive rhymes like this bouncing rhyme with your child will help encourage your child's interest in and enjoyment of books.

Babies/Toddlers/Preschoolers: Attending a storytime at the library and finding books on topics that your child is interested in is a wonderful way to get kids excited about reading. If you need help finding good books or rhymes for your child, please talk to the children's staff. They would be happy to recommend materials to you.

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