Top 5 Counting Songs for Children

Top 10 Counting Songs for Kids

Counting songs have probably been used by every one of us to learn the numbers when we were kids. These nursery rhymes help us count up or down, and they often count objects, animals or simply the fingers on our hands.

This collection consists of the 5 most popular counting songs to help kids learn how to count.


1. Ten Little Fingers

“Ten Little Fingers” is a nursery rhyme and a counting game. It is sung to learn how to count to ten by using your hands. It’s should not be confused with other similar songs like “Ten Little Fingers (and Ten Little Toes)” or “I Have Ten Little Fingers”.

Printable lyrics and free instrumental download, here.


2. Five Little Monkeys

“Five Little Monkeys” is a “repetitive” nursery rhyme, that means the text stays same for every turn, with only a small part of a verse changing every time. Other songs in the same form are “Baby Bumblebee”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, “Rain, Rain, Go Away”, “Wheels on the Bus”, “Old MacDonald had a Farm” and “Finger Family“.

Printable lyrics and free instrumental download, here.


3. Ten in the Bed

“Ten in the Bed” is found in many cultures worldwide and it’s used to help children count backwards from ten to one.

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Printable lyrics and free instrumental download, here.


4. Finger Family

“Finger Family” is a nursery rhyme in “repetitive” form (the text stays same for every turn, with only a small part of a verse change every time). You can find the same “repetitive” form in songs as “Baby Bumblebee”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, “Rain, Rain, Go Away”, “Wheels on the Bus”, “Old MacDonald had a Farm” and “Five Little Monkeys”.

Printable lyrics and free instrumental download, here.


5. Ten Green Bottles

“Ten Green Bottles” is a popular English children’s song. The ten stanzas are almost same, but the number of the bottles is one less every time. This is what makes this an appropriate song for a child to learn how to count down. Other counting songs are “Five Little Monkeys”, “Finger Family”, “Hickory, Dickory, Dock”, “Ten Little Fingers” and “This Old Man”.

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Printable lyrics and free instrumental download, here.


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