Well, the title pretty much says it all. Hickory Dickory Dock is probably as unique a children’s song as you will ever come across. We are not trying to say whether that’s in a good sense or not, but in a way that it’s about something that most other kids songs authors have chosen to ignore.
Yes, we are not about something most people in the world can’t live without – a timeless piece of equipment known as the clock! And that’s pretty much why it can get interesting for the kids, as they don’t often get to know about the clock.
A Unique, Interesting Preschool Song
Something that makes it even more interesting is that the story actually also talks about a mouse, besides the clock. This is something that kind of makes it a perfectly interesting nursery rhyme for the children, as a mouse is a mammal that usually never fails to interest the kids.
And while the mouse gets their attention, you can quickly use the theme of the nursery rhyme to get your little one familiar with the clock.
There’s not a story here per se, but basically a series of instances. The rhyme revolves around a mouse running up and down a clock, with the clock striking one when the mouse runs upwards.
However, then it starts running down, making the clock strike the number two, then three, four and then it goes on. Of course, this all happens very quickly, while the actual time that may have passed would likely be not more than a few minutes.
While we did say that Hickory Dickory Dock is pretty much all about getting your kids familiar with the clock, it actually manages to be a bit more than that. And that’s why we think it’s one of the better toddler songs to teach to your kids.
This is because it makes it very easy to teach your kid how to count, as the time increases by an hour every time the mouse runs down.