Round and Round the Garden is a nursery rhyme that’s popular with children but is also often sung to babies. Similarly to This Little Piggy, Round and Round the Garden is a rhyme that has accompanying actions which result in a fun tickle. The rhyme explains the journey around a garden, likening the moves to a teddy bear.
The rhyme starts with the adult moving their finger around the child’s palm before slowly “walking” their fingers up their arm and finishing up with a tickle in their armpit!
This is believed to be one of the newer rhymes because of the reference to “teddy bears” but there is no specific reference to the exact date it was published nor who created the original rhyme. This phrase wasn’t used until the 20th century so Round and Round the Garden in its current form is thought to have been written in the 1940s.
Round and Round the Garden Lyrics
Round and round the garden
Like a teddy bear.
One step, two step,
Tickle you under there.