Toddlers and young children love to sing and dance classic nursery rhymes and songs. This activity strengthens bonds with family, encourages brain development and musicality, and most importantly, it's fun!
This beautiful keepsake collection of over 100 classic nursery rhymes, playground songs, activity tunes, and memory rhymes ensures that all those bases are covered for parents, teachers, and their kids. Carefully arranged for piano to play and sing with toddlers and young children, each song also includes guitar and ukulele chords for easy strum-and-sing performance. The book features a "Genre Index" that breaks the titles down into song types and categories---especially useful for educators. Finally, an "About the Songs" section rounds out the collection with a brief history of all the tunes, and, to demonstrate what the songs should sound like, professional MP3 recordings of every song can be downloaded from alfred.com with purchase.
Titles: A-Hunting We Will Go * All the Pretty Little Horses * All Through the Night * Alouette * The Alphabet Song * The Animal Fair * Apples and Bananas * Baa, Baa, Black Sheep * The Bear Went Over the Mountain * Billy Boy * Bingo * Bobby Shafto * Boys and Girls Come Out to Play * Brahms' Lullaby (Lullaby and Goodnight) * Brush Your Teeth * Cockles and Mussels (Molly Malone) * Come Little Leaves * Deck the Hall * Did You Ever See a Lassie? * Do Your Ears Hang Low * Down by the Bay * Down in My Heart (I've Got the Joy) * Eency Weency Spider * The Farmer in the Dell * Father's Whiskers * Five Little Monkeys * Frere Jacques/Are You Sleeping * Frog Went A-Courtin' * Go In and Out the Window * Goodnight, Ladies * The Grande Olde Duke of York * Happy Wanderer * Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes * Here We Go Looby-Loo * Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush * He's Got the Whole World (in His Hands) * Hey Diddle Diddle * Hickory Dickory Dock * Home on the Range * Hot Cross Buns * Humpty Dumpty * Hush, Little Baby * I Have a Little Dreidel * If You're Happy (and You Know It) * I'm a Little Teapot * I'm a Nut * I'm H-A-P-P-Y! * It's Raining, It's Pouring * I've Been Working on the Railroad * Jack and Jill * Jingle Bells * John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt * Kumbaya * Lavender's Blue * Limericks * Little Bo Peep * Little Boy Blue * Little Jack Horner * London Bridge Is Falling Down * Mary Had a Little Lamb * Michael Finnegan * Michael, Row the Boat Ashore * The More We Get Together * The Muffin Man * My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean * Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow * Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be? * Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone? * The Old Grey Mare * Old MacDonald Had a Farm * On the Bridge of Avignon * On Top of Old Smokey * Over the River and Through the Woods * Pat-a-Cake * Peas Pudding * Polly, Put the Kettle On * Polly Wolly Doodle * Pop! Goes the Weasel * Raisins and Almonds * Rig-a-Jig-Jig * Ring Around the Rosie * Rock-a-Bye Baby * Roll Over (Six in the Bed) * Row, Row, Row Your Boat * Sailing, Sailing * She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain * Shoo Fly * Shortnin' Bread * Sing a Song of Sixpence * Six Little Ducks * Skip to My Lou * Take Me Out to the Ball Game * There's a Hole in My Bucket * This Is the Way the Ladies Ride * This Little Light of Mine * This Old Man * This Train Is A-Comin' * Three Blind Mice * Three Little Kittens * A-Tisket, A-Tasket * To Market, to Market * The Twelve Days of Christmas * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star * Waltzing Matilda * We Wish You a Merry Christmas * The Wheels on the Bus * When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again * Yankee Doodle.