Top 10 Kids Songs

Written by: Editorial Staff

June 18, 2012
Filed Under Music 


kids songsContributed by Info Guru Paul Seaburn

When it comes to singing with kids, I always go with the old standards.

The old kids songs are easy for the tykes to learn, easy for me to remember and easy for others to join in. Forget the modern stuff that requires watching annoying shows starring fake dinosaurs or music videos by boy bands with bad hair. The old kids songs are the best kids songs.

10. I’m A Little Teapot

One of the best activity songs, “I’m A Little Teapot” it’s perfect for singing along with grandmas who are already short and stout.

9. Hokey Pokey

It’s not just for weddings – doing the “Hokey Pokey” teaches kids left from right and gets grandpa his daily exercise too.

8. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

OK, I admit I sometimes do a Ringo Starr version of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” but it’s great late-night jingle that’s responsible for more telescope sales than any toher song.

7. B-I-N-G-O

Kids lot it, dogs love it, spelling teachers love it … but nobody loves B-I-N-G-O more than churches looking to raise some extra money with a bingo game.

6. Yankee Doodle

You can’t have a kids’ parade without this one. Why Macaroni? What’s a doodle? Who cares – it’s a fun song to sing.

5. On Top Of Old Smokey

No one knows the original lyrics to “On Top Of Old Smokey” because there are so many funnier versions of this song to sing. It’s where Weird Al got his start.

4. Row, Row, Row Your Boat

This song is good for rowing around but even better for singing a round. It’s a great way to learn harmony and teamwork.

3. Pop goes the weasel

Even if you don’t know what a weasel or a mulberry bush is, you know it’s the song to sing when cranking the box that a clown named Jack lives in.

2. If You’re Happy And You Know It

How can you not be happy when you’re singing, clapping, nodding and tapping your toes? It’s the perfect way to pass the time on those long road trips.

1. Old MacDonald Had A Farm

It’s still the king of kids songs. With a quack-quack here and a moo-moo there, it’s the closest most kids today come to visiting an actual farm. E-I-E-I-O!


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