Jump Jim Joe

English
Traditional

Jump, jump, jump Jim Joe.

Shake your head, nod your head, and tap your toe.

Around and around and around we go,

Til we shake, shake, shake

And we jump Jim Joe.

 

…Til we sing a little quieter, And jump Jim Joe.

…Til we sing it really loud, And we jump Jim Joe.

…Til we sing a little faster, And we jump Jim Joe.

Do all the actions as the song suggests, while singing to your baby. Gently lift your baby for the jump, and on the ‘around and around…’ you could roly poly your arms.

Encourage your wee one to stand and do what the song tells you to do – jump, sing louder, quieter, louder, faster, etc.

Encourage the children to think of other actions that they could do – instead of ‘clap, clap, clap…’ what about ‘bend, bend, bend Jim Joe…’