Our 8 Favorite Movement Songs for Your Preschooler
Movement is a fundamental element of your child’s academic success. That’s why it’s part of our curriculum. When your child participates in movement exercises it helps strengthen their memory and creativity. While we could go in-depth on how movement connects to action, we’ll save that for another blog. For International Creativity Month, we’re sharing 8 movement songs for your preschooler, so you can take part too! Groove and move your way to our top choices below.
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA48wTGbU7A
The movements for this classic movement exercise include using both hands to touch your head, shoulders knees toes, eyes, mouth, ears, and nose. This is a great activity for body awareness too.
The Hokey Pokey
Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZinb6rVozc
We all know the Hokey Pokey but just in case you need a refresher, the song will guide you and your tiny dancer through. The movements include using both sides of the body and alternating between the left and right sides of the body.
If You’re Happy And You Know It
Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5015skRvqs8
We love the Sesame Street version of this classic favorite. Listen as Elmo and his friends take you through movements that include clapping hands, stomping feet, shouting, and then doing all 3 in a row.
The Dinosaur Stomp (Mother Goose Playhouse Kids Song)
Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM3VomijOw8
Stomping, chomping, crunching, munching, and even roaring like a dinosaur. The movements for this sing and dance song are dino-mite!
Rolly Polly (Mother Goose Playhouse Kids Song)
Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1j3ha-mGuk
Rolly Polly Up, Down, and all-around in this energized movement exercise. Your preschooler will learn along with the Rolly Pollies a quick routine that involves clapping, jumping and so much more!
Shake Your Sillies Out by The Learning Station
Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwT5oX_mqS0
Here is a song to shake your sillies out and wiggle your waggles away. Join The Learning Station and wiggle waggle along in this fun movement song.
We are the Dinosaurs by The Laurie Berkner Band
Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82ooOpJLzr8
We can never have too many dinosaur songs so of course ‘We Are the Dinosaurs’ is a must for our list! With motions from playtime to nap time, your little one will love stomping around like a dinosaur with this super fun song!
Going on a Dragon Hunt: Yoga Version
Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyI3qukcTiI
We’re on a search for a missing dragon in this mindful movement exercise for your little one. Using easy to learn poses like the tree and bridge pose, your preschooler will feel calm and ready to start their day!