Young kids are wonderful most of the time. Full of learning, enthusiasm, and chatter. I have two of them, so I know! So for my list of the top French songs for kids, I picked songs that are popular in France, but also those that tell an interesting story. With the lyrics in French and English, young children can follow along and sing-along too. Some of the French songs on the list seem quite long, and the reason for that is, in France, kids learn to recite poetry by heart in school. These longer songs are a sort of pre-training for kids for when they reach elementary school. If you have babies and toddlers, do check out my list of top French nursery rhymes. Those songs are a little simpler, with repetitive refrains that will are easy to listen to.
Stories from France
So, if you want to get your preschool students active in French and set the foundation that will get them through kindergarten and beyond, look no further! First, you have to listen to it a couple of times through. Preschool children are the same way: They need to gain familiarity with a song before they can remember it. What kind of feeling do they get from the song? Do they like it, and if so, why?
Choosing French Songs for Kids
Teach French. French movement and action songs for kids: below you will find the lyrics and gestures accompanying 10 traditional and popular French songs for young kids. Action songs are a fun way to entertain children from babies through to kindergarteners and help develop a whole array of new skills. Simple action songs with rhymes or words that get repeated several times allow babies to familiarise themselves with the sounds of a language. The gesture that accompany the rhymes make them even more memorable and provide contextual cues as well as ways to remember the words. Songs also help kids develop their auditory memory, concentration skills and attention span.
Teach French. Looking for French nursery rhymes to sing and recite to children? Look no further. Below you will find an extensive list of nursery rhymes in French with lyrics that kids will love! Young children are natural musicians. In addition to reading French books , and watching French cartoons , one of the best ways to incorporate music into French language classes is to sing French nursery rhymes.