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Teddy's Got the Wiggles!

Has your Teddy Got the Wiggles? Mine certainly does!

“My Teddy’s Got the Wiggles” is an easy action song for 1-3 year olds. Toddlers love to sing and move along to the music!

What Skills Does this Song Help Train?

This song is great for toddlers to develop gross motor skills, fine motor skills, rhythm, and gets them to move different parts of the body.

The song has a “freeze” section in it: that’s great for controlling little bodies, and it gets kids to use the word “STOP” – an important word for children to learn to respond to.

The song also has increasing tempo: it gets faster as the song progresses, making it even more fun to dance to for small ones.

Teddy’s Wiggle song also helps your children get creative: it shows them how to make up their own actions, learn new language and of course to have FUN!

Get your Toddlers to Sing, Move & Dance to this Simple Song

In the video below, kindyRock creator Judi Cranston and her little friend Jemma take you through simple actions – so you can get dancing and moving to the song.

Kids will have a blast with this exciting, silly and fun song!

Encourage your children to join in which also helps them with rhythm and is perfect for brain breaks, circle time, group activities or those bad weather days when children can’t go outside to play.

“My Teddy’s Got the Wiggles” is also easy and fun to sing and dance along with when kids need a quick energy break.

When children take a moment to sing, dance, move, and even laugh, it helps for calming them down – so they can spend the rest of the day feeling happy, energized and renewed.

 

 

What Other Activities and Games can you Play with this Song?

Try this song with scarves or ribbons to develop more creativity and fine motor skills. Or you could try it with a parachute or lycra sheet and put some teddies on top and watch them dancing.

Here are the Lyrics to “My Teddy’s Got the Wiggles”: 

Oh my teddy’s got the wiggles
He wiggles his arms
Wiggles his knees
Wiggles his hips
My teddy’s got the wiggles
He wiggles all day
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle stop!
Oh my teddy’s got the shakes
He shakes his arms
Shakes his knees
Shakes his hips
My teddy’s got the shakes
He shakes all day
Shake, shakes, shake, shake stop!
Oh my teddy’s got the wiggles
He wiggles his arms
Wiggles his knees
Wiggles his hips
My teddy’s got the wiggles
He wiggles all day
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle stop!
Oh my teddy’s got the shakes
He shakes his arms
Shakes his knees
Shakes his hips
My teddy’s got the shakes
He shakes all day
Shake, shakes, shake, shake stop!

 

You’ll find lots of songs to teach children, help them develop new skills and move to the music on the kindyRock app. Click here to learn more

Are you a teacher or early childhood educator? Our membership platform for early learning professionals has lots of extra resources to add to our music. Lesson plans, activity ideas, extra trainings and more. To get a sample, check out our free songs with teaching notes on this page! 

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