Kimberly Beach recently sent me a new rhyme, here’s what she wrote me,
This rhyme was taught to me by a family friend in 1987 when she was in her mid -40s. She has since passed away so I don’t know where she learned it or any information on it’s possible origins…
Ride the Horsey Down to Town
Ride the horsey down to town
To buy some sugar by the pound
On the way, horsey fell down
Dumped my sugar on the ground!
This rhyme is done with the child straddling your lap facing you. Hold child’s hands and sing song it while bouncing legs up and down.
On the last sentence, string the word ground out (i.e. grouuunnnnnd) while stretching legs out and gently letting child slide down your legs.
I did this with all three of my children and am continuing the tradition with my grandchildren. They have all loved it and giggle with glee.
Kimberly is from Georgia, USA. If anyone knows where this rhyme is originally from, please write me.
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