“Today is Monday” is a book and a song written by Eric Carle that invites preschoolers to recognize animals, foods and the days of the week in English. Each large spread features a different animal enjoying a tasty meal: a porcupine with Monday’s string beans, a snake with Tuesday’s spaghetti, an elephant with Wednesday’s “ZOOOOP”… right up to a monkey with Sunday’s ice-cream. At the end, a group of kids gathers around a big table to feast on all the foods mentioned.
“Sally Go Round the Sun” is a traditional rhyme that can be sung in canon. The song is also a popular circle dance usually played in larger groups. The second version of this traditional rhyme can also be used to teach little kids the days of the week in English. Follow this adventurous little girl on her tours in this song…
“Days of the Week” is a very simple and fun song for children that is great for introducing the seven days of the week and the order of the days in English. It is used in many preschools and schools all over USA and UK. This nursery rhyme can be sung to the tune of the Addams Family.
“Aiken drum” is a strange, but very funny Scottish nursery rhyme that is the perfect accompaniment to a food and nutrition unit in preschool and elementary grades. We can also use this song to learn parts of the face.
“Do You Like Broccoli Ice Cream?” is an original and very simple food song by Super Simple Songs. Created for teaching how to express food likes and dislikes, and asking and answering “Do you like… ?” questions.
“How’s the Weather?” is a fun and very simple song for children that is great for introducing weather in English.
“Apples and Bananas” is a fun song for children that is great for introducing English vowel sounds. Apples and bananas are so tasty! Children will love this delightfully nursery rhyme that teaches vowel sounds.
“The Snowman.” is a winter song that ends with the snowman melting. This rhyme is perfect to sing while you are making your own snowman.
“Sing a Rainbow”, also known as “I Can Sing a Rainbow”, is a popular song written by Arthur Hamilton and sung by Peggy Lee in 1955 in the film Pete Kelly’s Blues. The song “Sing a Rainbow” can be used to teach children names of colours.
“Canada in my Pocket” by Michael Mitchell is a great song about Canadian symbols and coins.