Children's Songs for Toddlers
Nursery Age 1 Curriculum Suggestions
by Katrina Lybbert

Children's Songs Overview

Toddlers love music and grow from musical experiences.  With the wealth of children's songs available there are plenty of songs to teach our toddlers.  You can choose a new song to learn each week.  Play and sing the song daily for at least a week.  By repetition your toddler will learn to recognize the song and may even begin to sing along.  Keep a list of your child's favourites and review them often during the year.

For each of the 24 lessons I have suggested a song to teach, songs that I and my children enjoy.  As there are so many different songs please feel free to choose different choices from mine.  To help you get started in finding other songs please look over the resource list below.

Children's Songs Resources

Suggested Audio CD's

Ride Away on Your Horses: Music, Now I'm One! 
by John M. Feirabend & Luann Saunders

Toddlerific: Activity Songs For the Very Young
(Kimbo Educational)

Wee Sing Songs and Fingerplays
and other Wee Sing CD's

As well as any CD from the following children's performers:

Suggested Children's Performers

The Wiggles
Fred Penner
Joe McDermott
Greg & Steve
Bob McGrath
Charlotte Diamond
Judy Caplan Ginsburgh
Peter and Ellen Allard
Sharon, Lois, & Bram

Suggested Online Children's Songs Sites

NIEHS Kids' Pages - Sing Along Songs
Kididdles Mojo's Musical Mouseum


Children's Songs Lesson List

Lesson 1  Baby Beluga  (Raffi)
Lesson 2 The Wheels on the Bus  (Raffi)
Lesson 3 The Alphabet Song
Lesson 4 Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Lesson 5 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Lesson 6 Down By the Ocean  (Peter & Ellen Allard)
Lesson 7 Little White Shoes  (Joe McDermott)
Lesson 8 Rubber Duckie
Lesson 9 I'm a Little Teapot
Lesson 10 The Muffin Man
Lesson 11 Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Lesson 12 If You're Happy and You Know It
Lesson 13 It's a Small World
Lesson 14 I Can Sing a Rainbow  (Fred Penner)
Lesson 15 Teddy Bear Picnic
Lesson 16 Everything Grows  (Raffi)
Lesson 17 Oh Where, Oh Where has my Little Dog Gone?
Lesson 18 London Bridge
Lesson 19 This Old Man
Lesson 20 Octopus  (Charlotte Diamond)
Lesson 21 The ABC's of You  (Fred Penner)
Lesson 22 Puff ~ The Magic Dragon
Lesson 23 Head and Shoulders
Lesson 24 Sing, Sing a Song   (Bob McGrath)




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