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Toddlers are naturally drawn to movement and music. Today I am sharing some of my favorite toddler songs with actions.
The Best Toddler Songs with Actions
I'm linking to a YouTube video of each song so you can hear them.
Also, be sure to check out my friend Angela's ebook Songs & Rhymes for Transitions for more song ideas.
|| Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
A classic, this song is great for identifying body parts along with opportunities for bilateral coordination and crossing midline.
You can find the lyrics for Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes here.
|| The Wheels On The Bus
You can find the lyrics for The Wheels On The Bus here.
|| Shake Your Sillies Out
Get those wiggles out with this fun song. I love any of Raffi's music, so this one definitely makes the list.
You can find the lyrics for Shake Your Sillies Out here.
|| If You're Happy And You Know It
You can find the lyrics for If You're Happy And You Know It here.
|| We're Going On A Bear Hunt
I also love this Cosmic Kids Yoga version, a great way to include yoga poses with the story and song.
You can find the lyrics for We're Going on a Bear Hunt here.
|| Hokey Pokey
You can find the lyrics for Hokey Pokey here.
|| Animal Freeze Dance
I could not find separate lyrics for this song, but you click on the description in the video above, they are listed there.
|| Boom Chicka Boom
You can find the lyrics for Boom Chicka Boom here.
|| There Was A Crocodile
You can find the lyrics for There Was a Crocodile here.
|| Itsy Bitsy Spider
Another classic that is great for fine motor skills with hand movements.
You can find the lyrics for Itsy Bitsy Spider here.
|| Baby Shark
You might not be able to get it out of your head, but it is great for toddlers to copy the actions in the song.
You can find the lyrics for Baby Shark here if you don't already have the words seared into your brain. 😉
|| Clap Your Hands
You can find the lyrics for Clap Your Hands here.
My friend Angela at Teaching Mama has also created this great ebook of Songs & Rhymes for Transitions. Using music for transitions in the classroom or therapy sessions work wonderfully for many children. Definitely check out Angela's book.
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