This is one of the most popular nursery rhymes for children. It appeals to children of all ages, ranging from infants to toddlers. It is so catchy that even parents end up singing it along! The best part about this nursery rhyme is that it has different versions that are based on different cultures, so children from across the globe can relate to it. This baby song is popularly known the “Daddy Finger” song as well.
It helps children learn about the different family members in a typical household. It includes the daddy finger which is the thumb, which represents the head of the household. The mommy finger is the index finger, and next comes to the brother finger which is the middle finger. The ring finger is the sister finger and finally, the little pinky finger is the baby finger.
The Finger Family nursery rhyme exists in different languages including English, Spanish, Hindi, and Arabic. It helps children belonging to different cultures relate to how family systems work. The tune is the same for the song in all languages, so a child can recognize this tune no matter which language it is playing in.
This nursery rhyme is relatively a new one as compared to various classic ones, but in no time, it has gained immense popularity all over the internet, children’s books and even in schools. The origin of this song can be traced back to the year 2007, when the first-ever Finger Family video was uploaded on the internet. Now, different videos exist with different cartoon characters, children’s toys, and animated characters. They have an element of learning and development for children by incorporating counting and colors into the videos.