Rock-a-bye, Baby, upon the tree top,
When the wind blows the cradle will rock;
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall,
Down tumbles cradle, Baby and all.
Also known as Hush-A-Bye, this song can be either a lullaby (though slightly disturbing at that) or an action song (much more fitting). As an action song, hold the infant or child cradled in your arms. Gently rock the little one back and forth as the wind blows. The when the cradle falls and down tumbles baby, gently lower your arms quickly, and “catch” your little one. Older preschoolers love this song and you can be a little more active in your actions.