I homeschooled my children for six years, so I know that teaching kids with music works. Songs are easy to memorize, so it makes learning easy. In addition, children love music, so they will want to learn. There are songs that help children in all age groups learn things, such as counting and foreign languages. Next time your child is having a difficult time learning something, try finding a song about the subject or making one up. I will highlight several websites that provide music to help children learn.
Songs for toddlers
KIDiddles has numerous songs with lyrics on their website. There are many songs that are perfect for toddlers, such as those about alphabet, counting and history.
The "Phonics Song" on YouTube will help children learn the sounds of the alphabet. Kids will visually see the letters while hearing the sounds, making this great for visual and auditory learners.
Toddlers will have a blast learning to count to 10 with singing animals such as crocodiles, penguins and squirrels.
Songs for school-aged children
Learning Games for Kids has a unique website that offers educational music videos, including "Why Does the Sun Really Shine?" by They Might Be Giants.
Single song downloads are available at Intelli-Tunes for $1.99 each, and demos are available to listen to for free. Children can sing their way to learning about adjectives, short vowel sounds and more.
A great way for kids to learn and memorize the states and capitals is through music. Two versions of "The States and Capitals Song" are available. The cartoon version is excellent for visual learners, while the version with lyrics will help auditory learners to excel.
Kids will have the countries of the world memorized in no time after listening and watching the "Countries of the World Song." Take it a step farther by helping children to learn facts about many of the countries on National Geographic Kids.
Songs for teenagers
Songs for Teaching has music for middle school students about geology. They also have music that aids in teaching teens foreign languages, including French, Latin and Spanish. Lyrics are included with all of the songs.
Teens and preteens will enjoy memorizing their multiplication tables to hip hop as they sing with Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and even Justin Beiber. Check out Multiplication Hip Hop for Kids to listen to free samples.
Make learning fun and unique, and kids will want to learn.
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