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3 Counting Songs to Teach your Kids

Songs with numbers help children memorize the order of numbers to 10 and beyond, as well as how to say the numbers backwards.


When children sing a song about 5 of something, which then becomes 4 when one leaves, and then 3, they learn that a number is not just a word but it represents a value.


Did you know? Singing songs with numbers is a great way to develop pre-math skills like counting, number sense and one-to-one correspondence.

Lyrics:

Two little dickey birds sitting on a wall,

(both index fingers in air, move both of them)

One named Peter, One named Paul

(wiggle one index finger, then the other)

Fly away Peter,

(draw the hand with “the Peter finger” behind your back and hide it)

Fly away Paul

(draw the other hand – “the Paul finger’s hand” – behind your back and hide it)

Come back Peter,

(reverse the last action with “the Peter finger” hand)

Come back Paul.

(reverse the last action with “the Paul finger” hand)


Lyrics:

Five green bottles hanging on the wall

Five green bottles hanging on the wall

And if one green bottle should accidentally fall

There’ll be four green bottles hanging on the wall

Repeat with four, three, two, one and no green bottles.


Lyrics:

There were ten in the bed

And the little one said,

“Roll over! Roll over!”

So they all rolled over and

one fell out.

There were nine in the bed

And the little one said,

“Roll over! Roll over!”

So they all rolled over

And one fell out.

 
Since January is such a chilly month, we spend a lot of time inside. Even more motivation to keep our kids active and mentally stimulated by playing games with them.


Check out last week's blog,

Nursery Rhymes for Preschool Development.



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