Favorite Early Childhood Music

Here are my favorites for early childhood:

by Me!

Songs for Dancing: Down by the Station, Welcome, Shape Song, Little Birdies, Goodbye Song
AlphaBeat: Sodeo, Drumtalk, Show Your Feelings!, Action Dance, Little Seed
Step on the Beat: Apples and Oranges, Clap Along and Stick Together
Brain Bop: Early Childhood Warm Up, Haunted House, Brain Bop

Jim Gill
I won’t list the specific tracks.  His music is fun and funny for the younger set.

Shenanigans
Children’s Dances Volume I (we dance to this a lot before class starts)

Eric Chappelle’s Contrast and Continuum Series (Vol 1-4)
Specifically, all the skippy tracks for across the floor, Vol 2 #11 for leaping, Vol 4 #17 for Resting, and Giants and Babies (Vol 1 #14)

Except for Jim Gill, who has his own website, all the rest are available from West Music or directly from the artists.

How about your favorites?

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May 17, 2011. Favorite Music.

3 Comments

  1. Andrea replied:

    In addition to Kate’s, I like…

    Carole Peterson’s Stinky Cake: The Little Fish, I Like My Hat, B-Banana

    Greg and Steve’s Kids in Motion: Beanbag Boogie I and II, The Freeze, Body Talk, Animal Action

    Greg and Steve’s Kids in Action: Goin’ on a Bear Hunt

  2. mj replied:

    susan salidor, amy conley, charity khan, johnette downing, gari stein, kathy reind-naiman, sue schnitzer, eric chappelle and my fav, kate kuper

    • Kate Kuper replied:

      Some artists make music for singing and work forward to the movement. They are generally coming from a music place, or a child development place. Others – like me and Eric C – make music that starts movement activities and then works back to the song. Are any of the artists you mentioned above who you think start from movement first?

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