Back in August when we were creating the curriculum for our early childhood music class, I wrote a song called “Little Red Apples” to work on counting skills. While I was at the studio setting up the night before the first session,
I decided to make five apples out of construction paper to go along with the song. Our kiddos loved counting and manipulating the visuals as we sang, so the counting song became a staple in every round of classes.
Each session, we wrote and introduced a new counting song with visuals to match. The songs all follow the same template and are nature-themed, so together they form a nice collection.
When we realized we had two songs for each season, it was a no-brainer to package them up for others to use as well.
But Counting Through the Seasons isn’t just a songbook. We wanted it to be as helpful a resource as possible, so we included all of the following:
- sheet music (melody line + chords)
- mp3 recordings
- instructional videos
- visual aide templates
No matter what the season, you’ll have a counting song for your little ones — and it can easily be adapted to go beyond the number 5. We consider all of our songs to simply be starting points; our job is to tailor the musical experience to our students’ unique needs.
This multimedia songbook contains the following original songs:
- “Five Swirling Snowflakes”
- “Counting Clouds”
- “Raindrops in a Row”
- “Five Flowing Flowers”
- “Little Red Apples”
- “Five Leaves Waving”
- “Five Orange Pumpkins”
- “Five Tall Trees”
We hope you and your kiddos enjoy them as much as we do. Check out the details and download Counting Through the Seasons here.