Poems & Rhymes

This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy
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Baby becomes aware of different toes on a foot while building up anticipation of the tickle.

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0 minutes
Ages
6 - 30 months
Group size
1 - 1 tots
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Poems & Rhymes

This little piggy went to the market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none,
And this little piggy cried wee wee wee all the way home.

Gestures
"This little piggy went to the market": Adult wiggles baby's big toe.
"This little piggy stayed home": Adult wiggles baby's second toe.
"This little piggy had roast beef": Adult wiggles baby's middle toe.
"This little piggy had none": Adult wiggles baby's fourth toe.
"And this little piggy...": Adult wiggles baby's littlest toe then pauses to build anticipation.
"Cried wee wee wee all the way home.": Adult tickles baby from toes all the way up the body.
Origin
In 1760 London, a full version was published in The Famous Tommy Thumb's Little Story-Book, according to the Oxford University Press.

Original Source

The Famous Tommy Thumb's Little Story-Book in 1760.

Developmental skills

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