Music is more than entertainment for kids. It enhances memory and activates both sides of the brain, and young kids develop large and fine motor skills through dancing to their favorite songs. Often, the sillier the song, the more fun your kids will have. Here are some funny music selections sure to get your kids grooving with laughter while they learn and grow.
Silly Songs With Alliteration
Alliteration is a great way for young children to develop their speech for complex letter patterns. Alliteration songs are also helpful to middle school students who are studying elements of poetry.
1. The Wishy-Washy Washer Woman by The Learning Station
Fun practice for pronouncing the letter “w” in combination with short vowel sounds! Dance moves mimic onomatopoeia sounds. This is an easy-to-learn song that would be fabulous for help with mundane chores such as laundry.
2. And The Green Grass Grew by Super Simple Songs
Have a fun day in the park or do some gardening together to this classic. The song uses alliteration and rhyme to talk about nature. It’s engaging to increase the speed, and practice percussion sounds like clapping, snapping, and tongue clicking.
Building Self-Esteem With Happy Songs
Finding songs that help kids feel good about themselves provides an opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem. It’s even better if the beat is so catchy you can’t help feeling happy.
3. Trolls: Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
Share in a celebration of success at school or just get up and dance when you’re feeling down. The lyrics are challenging and better for upper elementary children and everyone will love the infectious beat.
4. You Are My Sunshine (Lullabye) by The Hound and Fox
Enjoy the timeless messaging of this song in a lullaby version. Sing it to your little ones to remind them of how important they are. It’s a great end to the day and encourages a positive start to the morning.
5. Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin
From test anxiety to problems with friends, funny music like this light-hearted tune helps you shake off any negativity. The combination of a simple beat and a catchy chorus is easy for the youngest kids to learn. It’s an all-around feel-good song that reminds us not to take our troubles too seriously and remember to take care of ourselves.
Kids Hip Hop Songs for Dancing
Looking for ways to teach coordinated body movements to your toddler? Or maybe you and the kids just like to get down with a good vibe. Cue up a family-friendly playlist and hold a dance night in the living room for fun bonding. For a little more challenge, take kids to the skate park and practice on inline skates. Either way, getting kids moving with easy directions builds confidence and family fun.
6. Boom Chicka Boom by GoNoodle
Kids learn the lyrics by repeating in callouts. The dance moves are done slowly enough for even the youngest learners to get moving. Get creative and use this song as a fun way for the family to clean the house together.
7. The Cha Cha Slide Dance Song performed by DJ Raphi
This is such a fun classic for PreK through adults! The beat is on point, kids learn to follow directions, and it’s a great way to introduce line dancing.
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K-8 Songs for Learning
There are so many great educational songs for kids; it’s hard to choose just a few. These tunes feature simple lyrics that explain complex topics.
8. Unpack Your Adjectives by Schoolhouse Rock
The voice in this song is so silly and cute it gets stuck in your head quickly. As your kids prepare for writing descriptive essays at school, give them a little help with these silly songs about parts of speech.
9. First Day of School by CocoMelon
If you have PreK to early elementary kids, get to know CocoMelon. Songs often use the melodies of classic nursery rhymes, and all of the songs use lots of repetition for easy learning of lyrics. This tune helps kids to prepare for the first day and all the jitters that come with it. It also emphasizes things to be expected in the classroom.
10. Do You Like Broccoli Ice Cream? by Super Simple Learning
Get ready for lots of giggles from this song. If you have a picky eater, this song might help your kids look at food in a whole new light. Make up your own silly food combos while in the car or preparing dinner together.
Build Your Funny Music Playlist Around Cool Kid’s Activities
Funny music can enhance any activity you plan for your kids and can help get the wiggles out when you just need to shake things up. Silly songs can also help kids to recall vocabulary, build motor skills, and explain complex concepts.
What are some of your kids’ favorite silly songs? Share your playlist with us in our Local Anchor Facebook group.
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