Music is a wonderful means of helping preschool children build their memory, motor and language skills. Here are three preschool songs that your children are sure to enjoy.
Five Little Speckled Frogs is a popular children’s counting song that has hand motions to go along with it.
Five little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs (yum yum)
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs.
The verse repeats with there being one fewer frog on the log each time. The song ends with line words, then there were no green speckled frogs.
Line 1: Show the number of frogs with your fingers.
Line 2: Curl your hands like a frog holding onto a log.
Line 3: Rub your tummy.
Line 4: Hold up one finger.
Line 5: Put your hands together and make a forward dive motion.
Line 6: Show the number of frogs left on the log with your fingers.
The Itsy Bitsy Spider is a classic song young children love to sing.
The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.
Line 1: Use your fingers to make the motions of a climbing spider.
Line 2: Bring your fingers down and then spread them out to show the spider coming down.
Line 3: Make the shape of the sun with your hands in the air.
Line 4: Use your fingers to show the spider climbing back up again.
Five Little Monkey Swinging in a Tree is a fun song that children love to enact.
Five little monkeys swinging in a tree.
Teasing Mr. Alligator, “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Alligator, quiet as can be.
And SNAPS that monkey right out of that tree.
Continue each verse with one fewer monkey each time until there are no monkeys left.
Line 1: Move your arm like the tail of a monkey.
Line 2: Make silly faces.
Line 3: Place the palms of your hands together and move them like you are swimming.
Line 4: Clap your hands together like an alligator’s mouth closing.
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