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3 New Musicians to Get Your Students Moving and Learning

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Music geared towards children has some of the most fun and interesting melodies around.  It can take the everyday occurrence and turn it into a funny tale.  It can also touch on difficult subjects and give students an opening for discussing everything from anger to learning difficulties.  The three musicians/groups below are some new and up-coming artists that you will definitely want to keep an ear out for.  Not only is their music fun, but it teaches through lyrics and melody.

Meg Russell

Vibrant and exuding warmth, Meg Russell approaches each song she sings with gusto.  Whether you are two or 92, this Parent’s Choice Award Winning musician and performer will have your toes tapping and your students clapping.  A special education teacher by trade, Meg recently won an award for her song, “Smile and Say Hello.”  Check it out below and visit her at Meg’s Melodies or on Facebook.

Music for Aardvarks and other mammals

David Weinstone’s singing “Grumpy” is one of the most amusing songs around.  It gently pokes fun of the everyday emotions that can catch us all.  Music for Aardvarks and other mammals began offering preschool music classes in a Boston basement.  Now, the amusing songs can be heard on Nickelodeon’s Noggin and throughout the country.  Watch “Grumpy” below and visit the website for more fun and music.

Flannery Brothers

Need to get your class moving at the end of the day to get rid of the wiggles?  The “Hi 5 Dance” by the Flannery Brothers is the perfect song to do just that.  Their highly amusing song, “Pirate or a Parrot?” is another kid classic that is sure to get your students moving and grooving.  Check out their website for more information about their CDs.

Share the names of some of your favorite children’s musicians with us below!  We want to know who you love to listen to!


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6 comments
Jennifer F.
Jennifer F.

Love Dr. Jean-About 6 years ago, she came to Pre-K training. It was awesome. Her songs are easy for kids to learn to sing and there are some silly songs too. Also Greg and Steve have really good songs for the kids to learn, too!

Brian H.
Brian H.

What terrific songs! Are these available on Teacher Tube? I can't use You Tube in school. :(

Dorothy Prins
Dorothy Prins

My class loves music by Gemini, especially the Rooster Story.

Barbara G.
Barbara G.

In his book Brain Rules, John Medina said that "physical activity is like cognitive candy." We love Captain Music - his Dalmatian Disco and I Like to Wiggle songs are both so much fun! We also use the Wigglebottom music to get moving. Free downloads are available at www.wedolisten.com. We encourage meaningful movement whenever we can with songs that use simple moves like the Bunny Hop, the Chicken Dance, and the Hand Jive.

Penny
Penny

Love new music! We get up and move daily.

Lori Archer
Lori Archer

The songs are great! Thank you for sharing them!