Two Little Birds

April 2nd, 2010 by Dionna | 3 Comments
Posted in Children, Eclectic Learning, Infants, Preschoolers, Toddlers

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close-up picture of blue robin eggs in nestSpring is in the air, and the birds are a’chirpin’ in our neighborhood.

I wanted to share one of Kieran’s current favorite rhymes.

“Two Little Birds” is a cute and easy rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers, complete with simple motions.

Before you say the rhyme with your child, take her outside and talk about some of the birds common in your neighborhood.

You might notice how the mama and papa birds are often seen in pairs. If you have any nests accessible, peek inside and see if there are any eggs yet.

Last year we had a pair of robins build their nest right outside our back door. Kieran and I watched in wonder as the nest turned into a home.

First the beautiful blue robin eggs appeared one by one, and then the tiny bald babies hatched. Within days the babies had wispy soft feathers and mouths that opened wider than their bodies.

We peeked into the nest once a day, and we giggled if one of the parents (usually the papa bird) scolded us from the safety of our nearby magnolia tree.

It was a sad day when all the babies were gone from the nest. I hope we have another robin family this spring!

close-up picture of blue robin eggs and featherless babies in nestclose-up picture of robin babies with soft gray feathers and open mouths in nest

Here is the rhyme, with motions:

3 Responses to:
"Two Little Birds"

  1. Oh, I just realized that I know that rhyme.

  2. Amber   AmberStrocel

    I love how these rhymes have so many variations. I know it as,

    “Two little dickey birds sitting on a wall,
    One named Peter, one named Paul …”

    The regional and other variations on nursery rhymes make me smile. Somehow, I feel they’re more authentic that way.

  3. Maman A Droit   MamanADroit

    So cute! I’ll definitely try this with Baby :)

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