Patty cake, or to some pat a cake, is a fun social game that works on imitation too!
The purpose of patty cake is to interact with your child in a fun way! More importantly, this social game imitation helps to develop early social skills, and possible first words!
It also targets the following infant speech language milestones:
Patty Cake is a classic nursery rhyme that is paired with motor movements. Read below for the lyrics and actions. After, I will describe common adaptions for the age and ability of young children.
Lyrics with Actions:
Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man:
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Mark it with B
Put it in the oven for baby and me
If your child is younger, he or she may not be able to imitate the movements. If your child is less than 12 months, almost certainly not! Therefore, I listed some common variations.