Top 5 Learning Songs for Children

The experiences that are associated with music and singing are perfect opportunities to create something truly memorable. Learning songs are the easiest and most efficient way for kids to memorize information, useful how-to’s, words and word groups.

The following songs are related to the alphabet, daily activity like getting dressed or personal hygiene, the parts of the body like head, shoulders, knees, etc. as well as nature and the countryside: farm animals and agriculture.

 

Learning the Alphabet

ABC Song (The Alphabet Song)

“ABC Song (The Alphabet Song)” is one of the most popular ways to learn the English alphabet.

It is based on the French melody “Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman”, which has become popular as “Twinkle, twinkle, little star”. The song is also known with different lyrics as “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” .

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Learning about everyday activities

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush

“Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush” is an English language nursery rhyme and singing game. It is also often titled “Mulberry Bush” or “This is the Way”.

This rhyme is a singing game, which means it is associated with a set of actions and movements.  Lyrics like “brush our teeth”, “Wash our face” or “put on our clothes” help children learn corresponding activities. The tune of the song is the same as the one of “Wheels on the bus”.

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Learning the parts of the body

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” is a children’s song sung to the tune of the traditional folk song “There is a Tavern in the Town”, which first appeared in the 1883 edition of William H. Hill’s Student Songs.

This happy rhyme is a perfect chance to learn all about the parts of the body.

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The Seed Sowing Process

Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow

“Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow” is a singing game where children follow the text with moves in order to learn the seeding process.

The tune of the song seems to be composed by John Playford (1623–1686/7) and appears in Joshua Cushing’s book “The Fifer’s Companion” (1790).

 

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Learning about the farm animals

Old MacDonald had a Farm

In Old MacDonald’s farm you can find a lot of animals and listen to their voices. Each verse of the song corresponds to a different animal and its sound.

It is a song with repetitive parts where the text stays almost the same from verse to verse, with only one or two words changing (see also “The Wheels on the Bus”, “Finger Family“, “Baby Bumblebee”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It” , “Rain, rain, go away”).

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and a Piano Tutorial Video of the song for free

Watch all the songs of this article in this video playlist:

 

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