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Songs, rhymes and lyrics teaching resources

Resources | Published 11 March, 2011

Here is the best song collection for Early Years you are likely to encounter! All tried and tested and guaranteed to get your pupils singing along whilst learning. Music in Early Years is well integrated across the curriculum so these songs cover many themes and can be used to support CLL, PSRN, KUW and ICT…and there’s even a song to support a PE session! If you have Primary Music resources on this topic you would like to add to this collection email resources@tes.co.uk

General

Song Choosing Board

Click on the picture to play the song! Bingo, Incy Wincy, Row Row Row Your Boat, Twinkle Twinkle, Alphabet Song, and Wheels On The Bus.

Children’s Songs

A large collection of illustrated children’s songs, some with actions.

Parachute Songs and Games

A book of ideas for songs to use when playing with the parachute. Ideal for early years and children with SEN.

Happy Birthday Song

With a virtual cake to add candles to!

Songs, Rhymes and Readings

A series of traditional songs, rhymes and readings. The majority of the songs are in both Welsh and English.

Nursery Rhymes

Some popular nursery rhymes for pupils to listen to and sing along with - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, The Grand Old Duke of York and Baa, Baa, Black Sheep. Also included are activities based on the characters and events of the nursery rhymes.

Nursery Rhymes slideshow

A total of 49 rhymes and songs, including themes of counting, action songs, minibeasts, food and transport.

Miss Polly Had a Dolly

A version of the popular song for children to sing along to.

Incy Wincy Spider

An alternative version of Incy Wincy Spider - here he is climbing up the trees -allowing some new rhymes.

Sing a Song of Sixpence

The nursery song with animations and sounds.

The Enormous Turnip Song

A funny, illustrated song that adds a different animal in each verse.

The Wheels on the Bus

A visually supported version of the song, originally made for children with communication difficulties.


Songs to support PRSN

Songs to support early mathematical concepts

A selection of themed songs to support the development of mathematical concepts and vocabulary.

Number Rhyme booklet

A number rhyme book to print off and inspire counting.

5 Little Monkeys

An animated powerpoint of the well known number rhyme.

Song for teaching counting

This song is fantastic for teaching your class about numbers. Pupils can then write additional verses using numbers up to 20…

PSRN Song Booklet

A collection of songs related to number that can be made into a booklet.

Going Fishing counting song

An ocean theme song counting up to 12, with recorder musical backing.


Minibeasts

Minibeast Songs and Poems

A few songs and poems from various sources, with a link to a pack of poems and songs from Australia.

Minibeast Songs and Rhymes

A large, illustrated collection of songs and rhymes about minibeasts.

Songs and Rhymes about Minibeasts

A book to be printed off onto card and used for the children to access independently, or alternatively to show on the IWB.

Minibeast Song Book

A book with songs and rhymes about minibeasts.

Wiggley Woo Worm rhyme

A very simple presentation of the Wiggly Woo rhyme.

Herman the Worm (size song)

A song about a worm who eats a variety of animals and gets bigger. It is editable so you can change what he eats to things of a desired size or things in your environment.


Seasons

Songs for Spring

Two songs for Early Years to sing along to the tunes of 10 green bottles and 5 currant buns.

Summer Seaside Song Book

A selection of popular seaside songs, which can be printed out and made into a class book, or used as lyrics on the IWB.

Autumn Song

An Autumn song suitable for an early years Movement /P.E. session.

Winter Songs

A selection of songs suitable to sing in class/nursery at Christmas and during Winter.


Miscellaneous themes

Space Song Book

A collection of poems/songs/rhymes based on Space.

Song about Teeth

A brilliant song to teach the class all about keeping your teeth healthy and clean. Get the children to invent and add actions to the song!

Dinosaurs

Dinosaur songs and rhymes (along with fossil pictures and dinosaur info).

Dinosaur resources

A dinosaur music medium term plan, with a dinosaur song words presentation.

The Bear Went Over The Mountain

A visual stimulus for children to act out the song. The pupils could suggest other things to find on the other side of the mountain.

Animal Song

“When I was walking the other day, I saw a…” A range of differentiated resources to support singing the animal song.

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