Counting Songs

Counting songs make learning Fun

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So many of us are homeschooling right now and Piccolo's counting songs can make teaching the kids basic counting skills and times tables much more enjoyable!

As well as more enjoyable, counting songs have been proven as a more effective resource for learning. Even better, songs for counting are a fantastic example of a form of incidental learning, where the child learns to count up and down through the music without actually realising they are counting. 

Piccolo has counting songs for counting up, counting down and for practicing times tables! We've even got songs for counting in another language!

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Times tables Counting Song

Counting with Queens Pirates and Astronauts is a a great counting song for learning basic times tables by counting up in amounts with different characters from Royalty all the way through to Space! End with counting down from ten for blast off in the rocket! 

This one is also great for themed parties, classes and sessions for kids, such as Kings and Queens, Pirates, Transport and Space. 

Join in with our sing along video above! 

Counting with queens - Piccolo Music

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Oh Yay! Oh Yay! 
Take a bow 
The king is coming 
Riding through the town 
And the queen is in her castle Counting jewels upon her crown 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 

Sail the seas 
Aboard the pirate ship 
The lookout is in his crow’s nest And the Pirate 
Is in his cabin 
Counting gold in his treasure chest 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20 
Tickets please, 
Hop on the steam train 
The guardsman waves a flag 
The conductor is in the carriage Helping people with their bags 5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50Counting down 
Prepare for blast off 
The Spaceman flies to Mars 
As he soars through the night skies He is counting all the stars 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 
BLAST OFF!

Counting songs - Counting up

1 2 3 4 5 - Piccolo Music

Counting Up songs are a great way of developing children's understanding that numbers are not just words, they also have value. In Piccolo's version of the traditional children's nursery rhyme "1 2 3 4 5" children learn that the "number words" have a value as you count through to five, and then ten. 

Something that seems very simple to us, is a completely new learning experience for children, that is made more exciting by incorporating the learning into counting songs with music. 

Lyrics

One, two, three, four, five 
Once I caught a fish alive 
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten 
Then I let him go again 
Why did you let him go? 
Because he bit my finger so, ouch 
Which finger did it bite? 
This little finger on my right 

One, two, three, four, five 
Once I caught a fish alive 
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten 
Then I let him go again 
Why did you let him go? 
Because he bit my finger so, ouch 
Which finger did it bite? 
This little finger on my right

1 2 How do you do? - Piccolo Music

Another great counting song for practicing counting up, this times in groups of twos, is "1 2 How Do You do?". 

Use this as partner song in music classes, or if you're at home you can be your little ones partner. Why not try turning it into a clapping game? 

 

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Counting The Sheep - Piccolo Music

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How Many Legs- Counting Song - Piccolo Music

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Five Fingers - Piccolo Music

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Un Petit Pouce

What Makes Ten?

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