Tapping on the bottom of a baby's foot and gently touching a baby's face, fingers, or legs are natural games that have brought joy to children for generations. Clapping a baby's hands together or inviting a baby to clap onto hands lets a baby and adult communicate through play and without words. This collection includes 71 songs and rhymes, such as "Rub-a-Dub-Dub," "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes," and "Miss Mary Mack."
John M. Feierabend is professor and chair of the music education division at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford in Connecticut. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.
“Lullabies, simple songs, and rhymes! They are so much more than notes and rhythms—they have a way of bringing adults and children close together in warm, fun, loving ways. This rich collection of classic treasures that John Feieraband has gathered can easily nourish both children and their adults.” —Fred Rogers, creator and host, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood