Every time I climb a tree ...

I can see a long way
I can see a long way
I can balance on here
I can balance on here
I can get round there
I can get round there
Look at me
Look at me

 

Every Time I Climb a Tree

by David McCord

Every time I climb a tree

Every time I climb a tree

Every time I climb a tree

I scrape a leg

Or skin a knee

And every time I climb a tree

I find some ants

Or dodge a bee

And get the ants

All over me

And every time I climb a tree

Where have you been?

They say to me

But don’t they know that I am free

Every time I climb a tree?

I like it best

To spot a nest

That has an egg

Or maybe three

And then I skin

The other leg

But every time I climb a tree

I see a lot of things to see

Swallows rooftops and TV

And all the fields and farms there be

Every time I climb a tree

Though climbing may be good for ants

It isn’t awfully good for pants

But still it’s pretty good for me

Every time I climb a tree

 

Our new climbing log is only a branch, not a full tree, but it feels like a full tree to our children !  It was fascinating watching the children today.  Some of them confidently had a go and some were not sure and thought it looked a bit big.  We talked about the different ways they could get on to the log.  We didn't want to lift them up or hold their hand as we feel they should go up as far as they can feel confident to do independently.  It certainly looked like a real challenge and something the children really had to think about... wonderful !

 

Here is an interesting link about climbing trees for more information about why it is so important for children and on the Let the children play blog climbing a tree is just so relaxing !

 

I got on it !
I got on it !
I'm on a horse
I'm on a horse
Giddy up horsey !
Giddy up horsey !

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