YouTube — it’s got a little bit of everything, doesn’t it? Exercise? Check. How to fix your clogged sink? Check. Relatable vlogs from moms like yourself? Check. Funny cat videos? Check check! Preschool songs? Yesssss… so many! YouTube isn’t just for the adults in the household. Nope. They’ve got plenty of kid-friendly content as well (gotta love the internet). You’ll find songs to entertain, educate, motivate, and invigorate your preschooler. So, yeah, go ahead and consider YouTube a go-to parenting resource.
There’s nothing quite like the power of music — no matter your age. If you’ve got a little one, you know what we mean. Some of the most priceless family bonding takes place when everyone is dancing together to a silly song. The right song can quickly turn the tide when a toddler is mid-tantrum. Social skills can be introduced and reinforced to the beat of a catchy tune. And the building blocks of academic development are easily learned by repetition and rhyme.
Of course, the other thing about YouTube is that there are seemingly endless videos. So, to save you some time, we put together a list of the best preschool songs for every age and stage.
Preschool Songs for Circle Time
Good morning songs for circle time are perfect for getting the day started with preschoolers. Whether you homeschool or you’re teaching a class of kids ages three to five, circle time is an integral part of your day. This is a great time to introduce both academic and social skills that will benefit your child both now and in the years to come. There’s no better way to teach those skills than through song. Here are some songs that make a great addition to your circle time routine.
1. “Alphabet Song” — Have Fun Teaching
2. “Let’s Learn Our Numbers 0-10” — Jack Hartmann
3. “The Story of My Feelings” — The Laurie Berkner Band
4. “How’s the Weather?” — Super Simple Songs
5. “Shape Song” — The Kiboomers
Preschool Songs for Movement
Like a morning routine for school, movement is an important part of any child’s day. Movement not only helps motor development, but it also helps brain development. Given that parents are busy nowadays, it isn’t always easy to get our kids outside as much as we’d like. And don’t even get us started on how tricky social distancing guidelines make typical movement-based preschool activities (think “Duck, Duck, Goose” with classmates). That’s where YouTube comes in. It’s easy to take “brain breaks” throughout the day to help your little one get moving. These videos also come in handy when the weather isn’t cooperating and getting to the playground is a no-go. Here are a few excellent songs to get your kiddo moving.
1. “Let’s Star Jump” — Debbie Doo Kids TV
2. “Boom Chicka Boom” — Go Noodle
3. “Get Up to Get Down” — Jack Hartmann
4. “Freeze Dance” — The Kiboomers
5. “Trolls: Can’t Stop the Feeling” — Go Noodle
Preschool Songs for Quiet Time
As we wind down this post, let’s talk about songs that help our kids wind down, too. Moms know that once our kids outgrow naps, quiet time is the key to keeping everyone sane. We all need that time of reprieve during the day — a time to pause and refresh. And while our preschoolers aren’t likely to go shouting it from the rooftops, they need quiet time as well. We’ve put together a list of songs to help get kids in the quiet time frame of mind.
1. “Bring it Down” — Go Noodle
2. “Be Mindful” — Jack Hartmann
3. “Safe and Calm for Children” — The Learning Station
4. “Quiet Time Song” — Cocomelon
5. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” — Super Simple Songs
What’s your favorite type of song to listen to with your preschooler?