Preschool Learning Songs

Preschool songs and circle song ideas for preschoolers, toddlers and kindergarten children.Below are some classic & free preschool songs and circle songs listed on this learning activities and resource website for kids.

The menu section on the left, lists various fun lyrics so that you can learn them and use them with your preschool or kindergarten kids. We also have a separate section for preschool graduation songs & kindergarten graduation music ideas for children.

You can use these fun tunes along with your preschool lesson plans and various learning activities for teaching preschoolers, toddlers and kindergarten kids when teaching different topics.

Many of these simple songs for kids can be used as action or finger play tunes with preschoolers, toddlers and young ones for teaching in your daycare classroom.

 Whether it be a simple Good morning song for preschoolers or music for kids like Baby BumbleBee, Mr Sun song for kids, Farmer Brown’s Red apples and other songs that may be used as action or finger play songs using props or hand puppets to teach.

There are winter songs for preschoolers, summer songs for kids, spring songs and other seasonal related and weather songs. These work great when using different lesson plans to teach kids.

Preschool Songs for Learning and Their Benefits in Teaching

Preschool songs play a crucial role in early childhood education as they offer numerous benefits for teaching and learning. Here are some popular preschool songs and the associated benefits of incorporating them into early education:

1. Alphabet Songs:

  • Benefits:
    • Letter Recognition: Helps children learn the order of the alphabet and associate each letter with its sound.
    • Phonemic Awareness: Develops awareness of individual sounds in words.
  • Example Song: “ABC Song”

2. Counting Songs:

  • Benefits:
    • Number Recognition: Introduces basic counting skills and the concept of quantity.
    • Sequential Learning: Teaches the order of numbers.
  • Example Song: “Five Little Ducks”

3. Color Songs:

  • Benefits:
    • Color Recognition: Helps children identify and name different colors.
    • Vocabulary Building: Expands their vocabulary with color-related words.
  • Example Song: “The Color Song”

4. Shape Songs:

  • Benefits:
    • Shape Recognition: Introduces basic geometric shapes.
    • Spatial Awareness: Enhances understanding of shapes in the environment.
  • Example Song: “Shapes Song”

5. Rhyming Songs:

  • Benefits:
    • Phonological Awareness: Develops an understanding of rhyming words.
    • Language Skills: Enhances vocabulary and language development.
  • Example Song: “Down by the Bay”

6. Movement and Action Songs:

  • Benefits:
    • Gross Motor Skills: Encourages physical activity and coordination.
    • Listening Skills: Promotes following instructions through movement.
  • Example Song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”

7. Social Skills Songs:

  • Benefits:
    • Socialization: Fosters a sense of community and cooperation.
    • Emotional Development: Addresses emotions and interpersonal relationships.
  • Example Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

8. Seasonal and Weather Songs:

  • Benefits:
    • Observation Skills: Encourages awareness of the changing seasons and weather.
    • Language Development: Introduces weather-related vocabulary.
  • Example Song: “Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun”

9. Routine and Transition Songs:

  • Benefits:
    • Transitions: Smooths transitions between activities.
    • Routine Reinforcement: Helps establish a predictable schedule.
  • Example Song: “Clean Up Song”

10. Cultural and Diversity Songs:

  • Benefits:
    • Cultural Awareness: Introduces children to different cultures and traditions.
    • Inclusivity: Celebrates diversity and promotes understanding.
  • Example Song: “We All Sing with the Same Voice”

Additional Benefits of Preschool Songs:

  • Memory Enhancement: Repetition in songs aids memory retention.
  • Language Development: Expands vocabulary and language skills.
  • Cognitive Skills: Supports cognitive development through rhythm and melody.

Incorporating these songs into preschool education can make learning enjoyable, engaging, and effective for young children. The combination of music, movement, and repetition creates a positive and interactive learning environment, fostering holistic development.


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Fun Preschool & Action Songs:


Do you Like Broccoli Ice Cream Tune

This is a fun idea for preschoolers about funny food combinations. Kids love sweet treats, but usually not when they are combined with some foods that they do not like!

 That makes some of these funny foods in this song YUCKY! and kids don’t like YUCKY! This is sure to get some fun reactions from your children or preschool classroom. 

Give it a try! It really get kids thinking about the weird food combinations.

Down By The Bay 

I remember singing this classic song in kindergarten myself. I always enjoyed this one. My son loves this funny tune which involves rhyming words. 

We try to come up with as many different names of animals that are ‘Down by the Bay…where the watermelons grow”. 

He really laughs at some of the fun rhymes that we come up with to finish each verse.

Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

This is a classic song for kids that uses hand and finger movements like an action song. The song refers to the 5 little monkey’s swinging in a tree teasing Mr.Alligator.

 Mr. Alligator snatches the little monkey’s 1 by 1 out of the tree. It helps the preschoolers to learn simple counting and numbers as the monkey’s begin to get snatched out of their trees. 

It’s a fun tune to sing with the children in your classroom or at home.

Songs to Start Circle Time:

Marisa (R.E.C.E) provides simple ideas & ways to use songs for kids when starting a preschool circle time in your classroom or at home. 
This circle time example above helps to get pre k children and young ones to sit down and focus on the teachers direction by grabbing the children’s attention in the classroom or daycare center.

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