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Where Is Thumbkin ?

Where Is Thumbkin is a traditional fingerplay song for children.This song has first appeared in the Barney In Concert.The song uses the same music as Frere Jacques (in French). Frere Jacques is one of the most popular lullabies which is also known as Brother John (in English).

This song is an action song and children love to enact it using their hands. Also, this song helps the children with the basic understanding of the finger’s name. So kids, bring your hands forward and start wiggling your fingers along with this rhyme.

Where Is Thumbkin

where is thumbkin

where is thumbkin

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Where is Thumbkin?

Where is Thumbkin?

Here I am!

Here I am!

How are you today, sir?

Very well, I thank you.

Run away.

Run away.

 

Where is Pointer?

Where is Pointer?

Here I am!

Here I am!

How are you today, sir?

Very well, I thank you.

Run away.

Run away.

 

Where is Middleman (Tall Man)?

Where is Middleman?

Here I am!

Here I am!

How are you today, sir?

Very well, I thank you.

Run away.

Run away.

 

Where is Ringman?

Where is Ringman?

Here I am!

Here I am!

How are you today, sir?

Very well, I thank you.

Run away.

Run away.

 

Where is Pinkie (Little Man)?

Where is Pinkie?

Here I am!

Here I am!

How are you today, sir?

Very well, I thank you.

Run away.

Run away.

 

Where’s the family?

Where’s the family?

Here we are!

Here we are!

Very well, we thank you.

Run away.

Run away.

Summary:

This nursery rhyme is actually a fingerplay. The children sing and enact the whole song with their hands. As the song starts, the children hold the hands behind their back and sing, ‘Where’s the Thumbkin?’ Then one by one, they bring both the hands in the front and wiggle their thumbs. And gradually, they hide both their hands. The same goes with the Pointer, Middleman, Ringman and Pinkie. Also, read Three Little Pigs Song.

Once all the fingers are introduced to your little ones, it’s time to introduce all the fingers as one family. So when the lyrics ‘Where’s the family’ comes, the children hold back their hands. Then one by one, they bring both the hands forward and wiggle their hands. After wiggling, they hide both the hands.

A little something for the parents:

Poems should be an integral part of your child’s growing process as they make their lives more colorful and vibrant by adding a variety of rich experience. So, every child should be encouraged to read more and more poems.

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