MY HAND TO HOLD

I love you when the days are bright

And everything you do feels right

But when you make your world a mess

I don’t love you any less

I love you in the dazzling sun

When everything we do seems fun

But when you have to shout and yell

I love you at those times as well

I love you as the leaves turn gold

When you’re feeling brave and bold

But on the days when you feel shy

I’ll help you hold your head up high

I love you when the snow lies deep

And all the world is fast asleep

And when the days are bleak and cold

You’ve always got my hand to hold

I love you right through all your days

I love you in so many ways

Through storms and sun and snow and rain

Right back till spring is here again

As every day begins anew

I love you strong I love you true

For all the things you say and do

For everything that makes you YOU

(Written by Smriti  Prasadam-Halls and illustrated by Alison Friend)

MONDAY MORNING DANCE

Dungarees and nighties underpants and socks

Alfie’s dirty t-shirts Annie Rose’s frocks

Tip them in a heap from the overflowing bin

Pick them up and sort them out and bundle them in

Shove them in and switch it on and make them turn around

Make them turn round and round and round

Make them turn round and round

Through the little windows you can see the dancing skirts

Pyjama bottoms waltzing with Annie Rose’s skirts

Coloured tights and trousers stepping out and in

Leaping in the bubbles of an ever wilder spin

And even odd socks wonder if a partner can be found

As the washing goes round and round and round

As the washing goes round and round

(Written by Shirley Hughes)

 

 

MOUSE ?

Tick tock dickory dock

Where is the mouse

Who ran down the clock ?

I’ve looked in the cupboard

I’ve looked on the stair

In Elizabeth’s bed

And under the chair

But he isn’t there

No hint of a whisker

No wriggly pink nose

Where has he gone to ?

Nobody knows

Tick tock dickory dock

O where is the mouse

Who ran down the clock

(Written by Shirley Hughes)

SPAGHETTI SPAGHETTI

Spaghetti spaghetti

You’re wonderful stuff

I love you spaghetti

I can’t get enough

You’re covered with sauce

And you’re sprinkled with cheese

Spaghetti spaghetti

Oh give me some more please

Spaghetti spaghetti

Piled high in a mound

You wiggle you wriggle

You squiggle around

There’s slurpy spaghetti

All over my plate

Spaghetti spaghetti

I think you’re great

Spaghetti spaghetti

I love you a lot

You’re slishy you’re sloshy

Delicious and hot

I gobble you down

O I can’t get enough

Spaghetti spaghetti

You’re wonderful stuff

(Written by Jack Prelutsky)

 

ONE POTATO

One potato

Two potato

Three potato

Four

I like mashed potato

May I have some more ?

Pleeeease !

One potato

Two potato

Three potato

Four

I like roast potatoes

May I have some more ?

Pleeeease !

One potato

Two potato

Three potato

Four

I like crispy chips

May I have some more ?

Pleeeease !

(All the different kinds of potatoes !)

THE ANIMAL ALPHABET

A is for anteater with its long snout

B is for bats which zigzag about

C is for the chimp which swings from a branch

D  for the donkey asleep after lunch

E is for elephant wrinkly and grey

F  for the fox which I hope gets away

G for giraffe with its JCB neck

H is for hen with a husband to peck

I for an indolent iguana

J for the shape of the monkey’s banana

K for koala who clings to a tree

L for the leopard whose spots won’t change me

M is for mole my namesake of course

N for the neigh of a bad tempered horse

O is the ostrich whose head disappears

And (wait for it, wait for it, cover your ears)

P for the parrot which squawks till you’re deaf

Q is for quails’ eggs a treat from the chef

R for rhinoceros beware its huge horn

S for the sloth who’s too lazy to yawn

T is the tiger,  that striped mega-star

U is for ugly which no creatures are

V is for vole so nearly my name

(Just change the first letter and read it again)

W watch out for Ahab’s whale

X for the slobbery kiss of a snail

Y for the Yogi in Yellowstone Park

Zzzz for the forest asleep after dark

(Written by John Mole)