Music and art can play a vital role in a kindergarten classroom. Here are some examples of kindergarten songs in Canada. Whether a song is unstructured or structured, children can learn about the different styles of music. Tanglefoot’s Igg’s Pig and Canada’s Favourite Folksongs for Kids are two examples of popular songs for young children.
Children sing game songs to unstructured activities
There are many ways to include game songs during the day at kindergarten. One way is to use toys to represent the characters in the song. Keep them hidden until a long time, then add them to the game as the children hear them. Then, they can identify them. Children will learn that different toys have different sounds and can be used as representations of different people, animals, or objects.
Children’s singing game songs are a powerful example of creativity. These songs reflect the diversity of cultural traditions and are a deep expression of the children’s lives. These songs can also be important cultural examples, illustrating the importance of play as a way of life.
Ruth Crawford Seeger’s American Folksongs for Children
In 1936, Ruth Crawford Seeger and the Folk Arts Council began to work together to create a catalogue of Canadian folk music. While working for the council, Seeger discovered that folk culture and art are alive and constantly evolving. Through her songbook, she spread this knowledge to an educated populace. Her work spanned two decades, beginning with simple piano arrangements for children.
While raising her family, Seeger continued to write lyrics and transcribe folk songs. While working on the book, she also worked at a nursery school and with children. Children at the cooperative school worked with her on the lyrics and movements of the songs.
Rick Avery and Judy Greenhill’s Land of the Silver Birch
Land of the Silver Birch is a medley of traditional and contemporary songs from across Canada. Originally written for children, the song has an emphasis on Canadian culture, and Rick and Judy use a wide variety of instruments, from the jaw harp to the accordion.
The album’s lyrics are very child-friendly, and the music is based on the experience of Rick and Judy’s own family. The song grew out of Rick and Judy’s experiences raising their son Jonathan. There are more instruments used in this recording, such as a psaltery, spoons, melodeon, knee slaps, and a large chorus of family members, friends, and students.