Baby Hop

Bouncing Rhyme for Babies

Literacy Tip

Hi, my name is Taliah, and I would like to share Baby Hop, an action rhyme that babies love. Hearing the rhyming words and the repetition helps children identify the small sounds that make up words. This will help them later when they begin to sound out written words. Have fun while your baby moves along with you.


Snuggle up together, baby’s in your lap; snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap (clap baby’s hands together). Snuggle up together, don’t you nap! Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap (tap baby’s feet together). You’re working out together, baby don’t stop! You’re working out together, now hop, hop, hop (pick up baby and “hop” baby up and down)

Video Information

  • Creator: Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy
  • Performers: Taliah Abdullah and Zayre
  • Contributors: Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Source: Public Domain
Rating: 3.6/5. From 8 votes. Show votes.
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  • This is a wonderful video with a great introduction of how this activity builds language foundations stated simply and directly. Thank you! My only recommendation is that we emphasize to parents the importance of having the child face the adult while doing the rhyme so as to increase eye contact, and allow for “facial reading” by the child of the adult’s affect and lip/mouth movements.

  • Wow! As a parent and a children’s services librarian…what a great way to share time with your little ones, and to educate others! Thank you!

  • Thank you for your excellent efforts. This type of early learning will help our children gain so much as they play and learn! We are all responsible for helping our children get a good start and keep it
    moving forward. The children deserve the best we can give everyday in every way! This is a grand collaborative effort! Thank you!

  • Love the Baby Hop and the presenters couldn’t be cuter! Thank you for showing me more ways to have fun and learn with my baby–she is going to LOVE this rhyme. She’s kind of obsessed with clapping right now. 🙂

  • Thank you for the feedback regarding the child facing adult while singing and playing, and and hopefully it eases your minds that this IS done in “real-life”. However it was not practical to do this for the taping.

  • What a fabulous way to present these well-chosen songs and rhymes! This is a good way for us to learn the tune of new songs and to know why they are so important to the children in our lives.

  • I am currently a student at Brown Mackie College, and I am floored by the way the child was enjoying himself, while doing the actions.

  • yes, I really enjoyed the program and it shows a lot of what I can do as a teacher for my infants. The song rhyming and with the same sounds gives this song a great.

  • this is adorable! I am getting ready to begin a lap-sit story time at our library and little movement rhymes like this will be wonderfully helpful! Thanks!

  • Cute rhyme. I will definitely use this in my Mother Goose time. I agree that the mom and child should be facing each other.

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