Classic songs for children include "Baby Bumblebee," "Farmer in the Dell," "Baby Beluga" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider." Some good pop songs for children include "Wake Me Up" by Avicii, "Pompeii" by Bastille and "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train. Country fans may like "You Are My Sunshine."
Some songs express child-appropriate themes such as gratitude and support in the song "Cool" by Alesso, featuring Roy English. Singers such as Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor are popular with kids as of 2015. Parents and other caregivers should discuss song lyrics with children, as even some veiled innuendos can be inappropriate. Caregivers may begin with children's songs they recall playing at younger ages, then incorporate more folk, classic and other musical genres.
Since 50 percent of children who enter kindergarten are unable to distinguish between singing and talking, experts at PBS recommend that children fully engage with music by clapping, chanting, or singing along and dancing with a wide variety of music. Caregivers can interact with children by using homemade instruments and providing music with varying sounds and rhythms to assist children in connecting with music. Some experts say that compact discs produced for youth do not always contain the best music for children.