Need the perfect songs for circle time? These preschool and kindergarten songs are absolutely delightful, and your children will love singing them over and over again.
I love using music as a teaching tool – it’s one of my favorite things in my preschool curriculum. But when it comes to original songs, I am clueless! Thankfully, I am going to share with you about a wonderful musician who taught preschool and kindergarten. Meet Nancy, the musical genius behind Music With Nancy.
We use Nancy’s songs during circle time, and we seriously cannot get enough of them. I have her six albums and we adore them all! Here’s her guest post about music and how it teaches children, and I’m including eight of our favorite songs for you to use for circle time or even just to dance to.
Your children or students can learn circle time songs that teach the alphabet, the planets, the days of the week, the months of the year, and more. I especially love that Nancy also includes songs that welcome children and engage them!
In addition to Nancy’s wonderful songs, we’ve created song posters and cards with song sticks that you can print from your own printer which are purchasable in our store.
Take it away, Nancy!
Musical Lessons all Teachers and Students Can Use!
Music has always been a valued staple in early childhood environments, whether a teacher plays an instrument or uses a device.
Music can be used to redirect, distract, encourage movement or relaxation, but most remarkably, music can teach a specific concept, starting as early as infancy, and make it stick for life.
Many teachers will arrange lessons in poem form, using familiar tunes (Row, Row, Row, This Old Man, Mary Had a Little Lamb, etc.) to successfully help children remember specific information. My educational music is built on this model: Information in a song–using my own original music designed specifically for each lesson.
Try these songs out and see what you (and your students) think! They will learn quickly and walk away humming the tune… practicing newly acquired knowledge as they go, without even trying!
Circle Time Songs that Teach
What’s the Weather?
The Seven Days of the Week
The Backwards Alphabet
The 7 Continents and 5 Oceans
To learn more about Music With Nancy, you can follow her on YouTube, iTunes, her website, or facebook.
Circle Time Resources
Here are some of our other favorite educational songs to use in the classroom, and other songs to use all throughout the day!
- Rhyming Songs for Kids
- ABC and Alphabet Songs
- Days of the Week Songs
- The Ultimate Guide to Preschool Songs
- Rainbow Songs for Kids
Start and End your Day with Music!
Circle Time Songs
Music and Movement Songs
- Pumpkin and Halloween Songs for Kids
- Thanksgiving Songs for Kids
- Christmas Songs for Kids
- Winter Songs for Kids
I also have a FREE workshop to make your circle time more magical. Sign up for Circle Time Success, and get my tried and true solutions!
Want some awesome tips for circle time? Read Circle Time 101!
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Polly Zeeb says
So happy to see Music With Nancy on your site. My kids have learned so much from Nancy’s three CDs and I have given them as gifts to new babies, and instead of loot bags at birthday parties.
Happy to hear about your music We love to follow them. Thanks so…much .
Sarah Gill says
WONDERFUL. I will be using these with my homebased preschoolers. My I ask if you can do a Southern Hemisphere garphics version of the months of the year video?