Valentine’s Day Song for Toddlers
Do you have any cute Valentine’s Day songs for toddlers?
Here’s my favorite…
Sing it to the tune of “Muffin Man,” with these words:
“Do you know my Valentine?
Do you know my Valentine?
His/her name is _______________.”
Teach the song to moms, teachers, and other caregivers this week as a fun and easy activity for Valentine’s Day.
I’ve helped lots of children learn to say their own names with this little song. Use the variation below to teach names for siblings or classmates.
Choose one child to stand in the middle of the group to be the Valentine.
Hold hands and walk around in a circle as you sing – like Ring Around the Rosies – naming the child who is in the middle.
Let each child have a turn being the Valentine.
Kids also think it’s hysterical when the ADULT is in the middle. Try this with mom in the center and practice the one word mothers want to hear their late talkers say… Mama!
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