What Are the Best ABC Songs for Kids?


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The best ABC songs for kids are those the kids enjoy singing and moving to and eventually memorize. These songs teach kids the order of letters and the sounds they make.

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What Are the Best ABC Songs for Kids?
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There are a variety of music styles which deliver fun and interesting alphabet lessons. It is important that children enjoy educational music, memorize the words and want to dance to it. Early childhood educators recognize that body movements help reinforce learning, which also makes dancing a learning tool for kids.

Beyond the classic ABC song, alphabet lessons can be delivered in samba, disco, hip hop and jazz. The website, Fun-a-day.com lists 30 fun alphabet songs for teaching kids the ABC's. The website recommends the recordings of Dr. Jean, an early childhood education specialist. Her recordings are sing-and dance-along numbers, with names such as "Better Bodies and Brains," and are specifically meant to encourage movement while the children are learning the alphabet.

Other recommendations include "Ah Bos Cee Dah" from Johnny Cash's children's album, which parents also enjoy, Sesame Street's "Songs from the Street, Vol. 3" contains "African Alphabet". In addition to Johnny Cash, another adult-child crossover band is They Might Be Giants. Their album "Here Come the ABCs" is enjoyable for listeners of all ages.

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