Music has a special place in each day of our toddler and preschool classes. I enjoy using a variety of songs during our day, but I am especially fond of learning songs for our circle time. These songs teach concepts, build language, strengthen social skills, and build confidence. Music also has a way of settling energetic children as they focus on the rhythm.
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Music is special for our young children. We play soft classical music while involved in work and play activities, we sing as we clean up and transition to new activities, we enjoy our Friday music with the older pre-k class next door. We also sing during circle time. Sometimes we will use instruments. Or we’ll wave dancing scarves. Sometimes we move around the classroom while singing. We love music!
Learning Songs for Circle Time
When I received a copy of The Seasons, a children’s CD by Nancy Kopman, I listened to all the songs while planning my toddler and preschool circle times. The first song on playlist, Clap Your Hands, was the perfect example of what I am looking for with these age groups.
Everybody clap your hands.
Everybody go peek-a-boo.
Everybody go side to side.
Everybody go 1, 2, 3.
You can get an idea of how this song works in the video below. As you can see, even young toddlers have fun getting involved!
This was another favorite during our circle time:
Here is one more:
I would definitely recommend The Seasons for teachers, caregivers, parents, grandparents – anyone who spends time with young children!
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More ideas for toddlers and preschoolers: