Counting Songs

TitleAverage RatingMedia
1, 2, 3 God Loves Me
Music   Video
10 Bears
Music   Video
10 Little Angels
Music   Video
10 Little Indians   Most Visited
Music   Video
100 Bottles Of Milk
Music   Video
2, 4, 6, 8, 10
Music   Video
5 Little Men In A Flying Saucer
Music   Video
5 Little Turkeys
Music   Video
5 Pennies
Music   Video
99 Bottles of Pop on the Wall
Music   Video
A Diller A Dollar
Music   Video
As I Was Going to St. Ives
Music   Video
As I Went To Bonner
Music   Video
Bum Bum Baily O!
Music   Video
Count And Move
Music   Video
Counting Apples
Music   Video
Counting Bananas
Music   Video
Dinosaurs
Music   Video
Fish Story
Music   Video
Five Brown Reindeer
Music   Video
Five Cookies
Music   Video
Five Fat Peas
Music   Video
Five Fat Sausages
Music   Video
Five Little Astronauts
Music   Video
Five Little Bees
Music   Video
Five Little Chickadees
Music   Video
Five Little Ducks
Music   Video
Five Little Mice
Music   Video
Five Little Pumpkins
Music   Video
Here Is A Beehive
Music   Video
Hickey Pickety My Red Hen
Music   Video
How Old Am I?
Music   Video
I Am Slowly Going Crazy
Music   Video
Ice Cream Song
Music   Video
It's the Double's Baby
Music   Video
Jump over the board
Music   Video
Jump Rope Song
Music   Video
Magpie
Music   Video
Mexican Counting Song
Music   Video
Monkeys In A Tree
Music   Video
Noah's Ark (One Wide River)
Music   Video
Once I Caught a Fish Alive
Music   Video
One And One
Music   Video
One Big Hippo Balancing
Music   Video
One Finger One Thumb
Music   Video
One For Sorrow
Music   Video
One For The Money
Music   Video
One Leaf For Fame
Music   Video
One Little Flower, One Little Bee
Music   Video
One Potato, Two Potato
Music   Video
One To Make Ready
Music   Video
One Two Three Four
Music   Video
One's None
Music   Video
Seven Black Friars
Music   Video
Seven Sisters
Music   Video
Seven Steps
Music   Video
Ten Fingers
Music   Video
Ten Little Fingers
Music   Video
Ten Little Monsters
Music   Video
The Animals Came In Two By Two
Music   Video
The Animals Went in Two by Two
Music   Video
The Ants Go Marching
Music   Video
The Dunce
Music   Video
The Goats Came Marching
Music   Video
The Instruments
Music   Video
The Numbers Rhumba
Music   Video
This Old Man (Knick-knack Paddy-whack)   Most Visited
Music   Video
Three Balls
Music   Video
Three Little Indians
Music   Video
Three Little Nickels
Music   Video
Turtles
Music   Video
Uno, Dos, Tres Gatitos
Music   Video
Who Built the Ark
Music   Video

Learning numbers, counting and so much more

Make counting time, a time for dancing and sharing a variety of math and other learning activities. Counting songs open the way for success in math, language and motor skills for preschoolers and primary grade children.

The importance of music and songs in a child's education becomes apparent when used regularly and the progress measured at predetermined intervals. Not to mention the fun of playing these songs at home or in the classroom.

One, two, three…

Take them through the basics of counting by One's with these songs: *Fish Story *Here is a Beehive *Sobre La Tela De Una Arana (UN Elefante) - The Mexican Counting Song *Count and Move

Let them see the bees and laugh as each elephant climbs on the silky spider web. When they count to 20, dance a jig. “Count and Move” not only teaches counting skills, it gets children up and moving.

Subtraction and money concepts

Teaching subtraction with “Three Little Nickels” also teaches the value of money and how to save for a rainy day. Giving your child the three nickels they sang about in the song and playing out each lyric teaches valuable lessons about spending and saving. At the end of a month, count out how many nickels the piggy bank holds and go shopping.

Counting down songs teaches subtraction and children love to sing along to songs they know well. On a field trip, songs like "99-Bottles of Soda Pop" keep them happy as they concentrate on the next bottle of soda pop falling off the wall, or passing to the next in line.

Second languages

Learning a second language never gets easier with age. Children between the ages of 4 and 10 learn languages faster than any other group.

Put together a language and counting activity with “Sobre La Tela De Una Arana (UN Elefante) and “Uno, Dos, Tres Gatitos“ to teach Spanish numbers. If you already have a language program in place, these songs help teach them during language class and counting classes.

Developing motor skills

Using music to develop coordination and other motor skills by listening to songs like the “Ice Cream Song” keeps children engaged and they have fun. You can use visual aids and props to mimic the ice cream cones the cow sells. Have children balance their building-block ice cream cones while walking for a short distance. See who can balance 7 scoops in their cones.

You may ask the children how they would best stack the scoops to keep them balanced, as well.

"This Old Man" gets children counting and dancing. It also inspires imagination as children picture the old man playing knick-knack on various body parts. Put the group in a circle and have the class play knick-knack along with the song.

One Potato, Two Potato” can also teach coordination and counting. Your class can play the traditional way, or you can make it a potato relay where the children work in teams to collect the most potatoes. Everyone wins by working together.