4 Songs We Are Singing in August

If you have been following along you know that I change my song focuses every month. It may seem like a lot. But I have found that the more songs I expose my kids to the faster and more interested they become in songs. Each child is different. My first(3.5 yrs)  LOVES songs. She eats up every new song I sing and will have me sing it multiple times, go off and practice the song herself, and come back with it learned. NO JOKE!. My second (23 months!!) is slightly more picky. However, this past month I have seen her vocabulary grow so much. With this came her little voice singing songs. I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, but she is making more and more ‘happy’ appearances actually singing on my Instagram! She knows sooo many songs. Now her picky self has more choices when I am desperate for some entertainment in a grocery store line.

Even though my children don’t absolutely love every song, or pick up on the lyrics equally as fast, I do see them engaging and listening to words and rhythms. Rhyming is another huge advantage of singing a lot of children’s songs. It helps with early literacy development and eventually little readers.

Here are the 5 songs we chose for the month of August.

Shake Your Sillies Out

This is the perfect silly song to get your kids moving! It also makes use of alliteration which is so good for those young ears. It also helps them remember the lyrics.

By Raffi

Gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away

I gotta clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
And wiggle my waggles away

I gotta jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
And wiggle my waggles away

I gotta yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
Yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
Yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
And wiggle my waggles away

12345 Once I Caught a Fish Alive

I just learned this song a few months ago and my 3 year old absolutely loves it. (with my 2 year old right behind since she loves everything her older sister does). It is a finger play and has the cutest tune. I shared a video of it on my post about finger plays to sing with your kids. For more finger plays click here

One, two, three, four, five
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Then I let him go again.

Why did I let him go
Because he bit my finger so
Which finger did he bite
This little finger on the right.

Willoughby Wallaby

By Raffi

I shared this song in my last post about name songs. However, since I introduced it to my kiddos a couple of weeks ago this is a fun song of choice. So entertaining and good for remembering people’s names like friends and family that don’t live with you. For more songs that say your child’s name click here.

Willoughby Wallaby Woo
An elephant sat on you.
Willoughby Wallaby Woo
An elephant sat on me.

Willoughby Wallaby ‘Wadison’
An elephant sat on Madison.
Willoughby Wallaby ‘Wordyn’
An elephant sat on Jordyn.

(the song works well when you start the ‘rhymed’ name with ‘W’)

5 Green and Speckled Frogs

This song is an easy preschool counting song. My kids love the silliness of the croaking at the end.

5 green and 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 4 green speckled frogs
Glub Glub!

*repeat all the way down to zero

Good luck singing this August. Watch my instagram account for any blog updates, tips, resources, or cute kids showcasing different songs.

Need more songs. Visit my past months for more!

4 Songs We Are Singing In July

4 Songs We Are Singing In June

4 Songs We Are Singing In May

 

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