Top 10 Kids Songs
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
June 18, 2012
Filed Under Music
Contributed 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.
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!