A final collection of songs for curriculum-theme-enhancement for toddlers learning-to-count, to weather patterns, and zoo/farm wildlife/animal songs. Your students will remember what they sing and dance to, so offer the songs, make up a dance, and watch your kids enjoy learning.
Help your young students learn to count by showing the written number along with the digits in this colorful video, “Counting Songs for Children – Numbers Songs 1-10” Kids Counting Songs by The Learning Station. Plus another, “The Big Numbers Song” (teaches counting into the millions) by KidsTV123, groups the numbers together by tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.
Universal Songs for Children
These classic songs can easily launch geographic or cultures-of-the-world lesson plans. Australia’s “Waltzing Matilda” by Corella Video, offers history, animation, and scenic pictures from “down under”. “She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain” by Music Factory Music, is an animated version of this wild-west favorite.
“Singing Hands: The Wheels on the Bus” by SingingHandsUK is filmed on a British double-decker bus, and takes your toddlers through all the hand movements while they sing along. And “BINGO from Super Simple Songs” is a fun preschooler’s song, and dance animation of the classic spelling song.
For hundreds of classic children’s songs, and corresponding guitar chords with the lyrics, make sure to visit SongDrops.com. They boast a huge listing of campfire songs, fun songs, birthday songs, holiday songs, bedtime songs, and serious songs too.
Teach children about the weather using interactive question-and-answer songs, with helpful picture prompts. Set to the tune of “Darling Clementine”, “The Weather Song” is an instructional video with Kang Shin, from UMBC New Media.
In this animated “The Kindergarten Weather Song” your students can sing while learning to spell the various weather conditions, built right into the song. This sing-along video was created especially for classroom applications.
Years, Months & Days of the Week
“The Months of the Year Song” by Maple Leaf Learning is an animated video, helping your young children pronounce the printed months while singing them, and is easy to follow. A fun song and dance to do with lots of other children in the video is this “Months of the Year Song (& dance)” by British Council Singapore.
“Days of the Week (clap clap!)” is a slow-paced song (to the tune of the Addams Family TV show) and allows children to clap to the beat while singing along. But why not also use the calendar as a cheerful introduction to learning Spanish?
Young children have natural bilingual abilities which should be encouraged. This upbeat and colorful video “Days of the Week and Months in Spanish” covers the entire calendar, by Learn Spanish with BASHO & friends, plus your class will be introduced to conversational greetings, verb conjugation, and links to other Spanish-learning songs, which are muy bueno!
Zoo & Farm Animals
Your child can learn about farm animals, and the sounds they make, by singing along with guitar music in a ranch-style video of “Old MacDonald had a Farm” with Patty Shukla of Mommy and Me Music (with many animal choices). For additional fun bring out the washboards, cowbells, metal-pan-lid cymbals, and coffee-can drums, or other farm-style percussion instruments as in “Best Musical Instruments for Kids Ages 2 to 10”.
A fun Turkey song for Thanksgiving is “ALBUQUERQUE TURKEY” to the tune of “Darling Clementine” from the Learning Station. Then take an actual field trip to the zoo where children learn about wildlife in “We’re Going to the Zoo – Family Song”, lyrics make it easy to follow by Children Love to Sing.
Be sure to visit the others in this series for reading, math, science, holidays, and so many other fun songs. See the “Best Songs & Music to Supplement Pre-K & Elementary Curriculum – Part I” (from A to M) and “Best Songs & Music to Supplement Pre-K & Elementary Curriculum – Part II” (from M to T).