What are some good songs to teach kindergarten-age children?


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SongsForTeaching.com and LearningGamesForKids.com both offer suggestions for appropriate songs for kindergarteners. SongsForTeaching.com classifies its songs by concept, while LearningGamesForKids.com offers a list of kindergarten songs along with videos for each.

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On SongsForTeaching.com, teachers can access kindergarten-appropriate songs for various concepts. For example, the songs “Family Dance” by Dr. Thomas Moore and “I Got a Wiggle” by Colleen & Uncle Squaty both help teach kindergarteners about body parts. The songs “Move It By Your Chair” by Margie La Bella and “A Counting We Will Go” by Music, Movement & Magination both teach counting concepts. Other concepts include beginning and end, fast and slow, following commands, front and back, and high and low.

Teachers click on the song title to see the lyrics to a specific song along with information about the song album and artist. Some individual song pages also include suggestions for activities to do while singing the song.

On LearningGamesForKids.com, teachers access several songs along with videos for each. Some of the songs include classics such as “Wheels on the Bus” and “Old McDonald.” Others include “Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes,” “Days of the Week” and the “ABC Song.” By clicking on the icon for the song, teachers access the video of the song.

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