Are you ready to go for a bumpy ride? Your kid loves spending time with you, and they also love physical play, so canter around the living room to this song.

What you need

You and your child

Lots of cushions for a soft landing


Improves coordination and balance

Strengthens muscles

Singing improves vocabulary and word recall

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier. 

How long will it take?

15 mins

What to do

  1. Go down on your hands and knees and lift your child onto your back – but make sure you hold on tight.
  2. Going in a circle around the cushions, sing: ‘Horsey, Horsey, don’t you stop, just let your feet go clippety clop, your tail goes swish and your wheels go round…’ ‘Everybody’s falling down!’ Then fall sideways and plop onto the cushions for a big tickle.

    dad giving son piggyback