Are you looking for some engaging and purposeful songs to incorporate into your kindergarten school day? Look no further! Here are 3 Songs Your Kindergarten Students Will Love that are easily implemented and fun for your little learners.
Music and Singing
Music and singing can be a powerful tool in any classroom, especially when it comes to teaching younger children. In addition to being fun and engaging, incorporating music and movement can also have a positive impact on a child’s development and learning. Here are some benefits of using music in your kindergarten classroom:
- Improved memory: Studies have shown that music can help improve memory retention in children. By putting important information to a tune or rhythm, children are more likely to remember it.
- Increased language skills: Singing and music can also help develop a child’s language skills. By listening to and singing along with songs, children can improve their vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension.
- Better focus and attention: Movement and music can help your little learners stay focused and engaged in their learning. By incorporating songs and movement into lessons, children are less likely to become bored or distracted.
- Social and emotional development: Singing and music can also help children develop their social and emotional skills. By singing together and participating in group activities, children can learn to work together, share, and express themselves in a safe and supportive environment.
One of my favorite singers for kindergarteners is Jack Hartman. He has been entertaining kids with his funky beats and silly dance moves for years. Every year, his videos continue to captivate kindergarteners, thanks to his immense talent and educational content. Jack Hartman is a master of his craft, and his videos are a must-watch for kids. Give his songs and music a try in your class if you haven’t already – I’m sure you’ll love them!
3 Songs Your Kindergarten Students Will Love
Being a kindergarten teacher doesn’t mean you have to be a superb singer. Your little learners will enjoy singing along, especially when the songs have a purpose and meaning. I personally love music and singing, so I made it a point to incorporate it into various activities. Here are three of my most popular songs that can be used every day in your kindergarten class.
Good Morning Song
“Good morning everybody and how do you do? How do you do? How do you do? Good morning everybody and how do you do? Welcome to ….Monday…”( or whatever day of the week it is.) This is perfect to introduce calendar time or morning time.
This song is perfect for transitioning from stations, desks, or elsewhere in the classroom and coming together as a group to the carpet. “Everybody up and to the carpet. Everybody up and to the carpet….. Lets sit down and learn.” Add actions for some body movement, then sit on carpet. Having a song for this transitions provides a routine for your little learners while having engagement and fun.
Line Up Song
“Line up, Line up, Everybody line up…. Safely, I’m ready to go.” Add movements such as hands behind back, hugs and bubbles, or a movement of your choice. Now your little learners are lined up and ready to go!
Overall, incorporating music and singing into the kindergarten classroom can have a multitude of benefits for both teachers and students. Not only does it make learning more fun and engaging, but it can also have a positive impact on a child’s development and academic success.
Check out “Music and Movement In The Classroom” for more.