Do your kids love to listen to music while playing and working? Are you growing a little weary of the same music selection you are listening to over and over? I’ve created a new playlist for you to jam along with and learn at the same time!
Music is a great way to build phonological awareness with young children. And, it’s a great example of using technology with kids. This playlist is filled with great preschool songs that would also appeal to toddlers and young elementary children.
Here are our favorite kids’songs that build literacy skills.
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- “A” is for Apple by Teresa Carpio (alphabet)
- C is for Cookie by Sesame Street (alphabet) This song is all about the letter “c”. We have fun singing it and substituting other letters and words to go with each letter.
- ABC The Alphabet Song by Dora the Explorer (alphabet) It is a short and clear song of the original tune.
- Elmo’s Rap Alphabet by Sesame Street (alphabet)
- Letter Sounds by Barbara Milne (letter sounds)
- Singing Long Vowel Sounds by Radha (long vowel letter sounds)
- Old McDonald Had Some Vowels by The Kiboomers (vowel sounds)
- Down by the Bay by Eric Litwin and Michael Levine (rhyming)
- Fun With the Rhyme Time Band by Hap Palmer (rhyming)
- Tongue Twisters by Jack Hartmann (alliteration)
- I Wrote This Song by Nancy Kopman (phoneme substitution)
- Let the S Go by Caspar Babypants (phoneme substitution)
- Apples and Bananas by Raffi (phoneme substitution)
And, I have two whole albums that I have to share. Storytime Singalong Vol 1 and Storytime Singalong Vol 2 by Emily Arrow are FANTASTIC. All the songs are based on children’s books. Check out this video of The Dot Song.
Would you love to have some more songs to sing with the kids? Check out our Circle Time Songs and Chants to Build Literacy Skills!
Are you ready for some new songs to build literacy skills? Which one are you most excited to try first? Let me know in the comments below.
*This post first appeared on Growing Book by Book on 3/6/15.