Top 10 French Songs for Kids

French Songs for kids.

Guess which melody is sung in various languages ​​around the world and comes from an old French children’s song: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” as well as the “ABC Song” or “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” are based on the French “Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman“. Of course, in every corner of the world many other languages ​​have incorporated their own lyrics into this melody besides the above three English songs, so millions of children around the world take pleasure in singing it.

It is this childlike simplicity of these songs that distinguishes and classifies them in the basic children’s repertoire of learning musical instruments. Anyone who learns piano, guitar, recorder or violin, has definitely played at least one of these melodies adapted to the respective instrument.

That said, there are many more principal and practical reasons why we have prepared the following list. These songs will be useful to anyone who wants to:

  • use a song when teaching of the French language
  • help a child or adult join a non-French speaking group by teaching a French song to everyone
  • facilitate the presentation of the French culture in a school class with a children’s song
  • enrich the repertoire of a musical journey around the world with a French song
  • many other occasions that will be found by anyone who loves to sing anyway!

So, put a good French “r” in your accent and choose one of the tunes of our well-curated collection. These great French songs for kids are familiar to those who love children’s melodies and will come in handy whether you learn French or learn how to play music.

 

1. Frère Jacques (Are You Sleeping?)

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2. Alouette

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3. Sur Le Pont d’Avignon

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4. Promenons-nous dans les bois (Loup, y es-tu?)

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5. Le Bon Roi Dagobert

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6. Au clair de la lune

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7. Pirouette, Cacahuète

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8. Fais dodo (Colas mon p’tit frère)

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9. Les Petites Marionnettes

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10. Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman

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The following button leads to a page in French – but we trust you can read it!

 

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