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TOP 10 Songs Pre-schoolers Should Know


Singing with your little one isn’t just fun, it’s a vital way to teach social engagement, literacy and coordination.

Learning songs with repetition and high frequency words will reap emotional and educational rewards for your child and set them on the path to a lifelong appreciation of words and music.

At Educational Esteem we have so many music resources and here we have chosen the 10 songs we think every pre-schooler should know.

“Kookaburra Sits” is an Aussie classic that virtually all children learn. The song, which was written in 1932 for a contest being held by the Victorian Girl Guides, has delightful repetitive nature that has never lost its appeal: “Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree/Merry, merry king of the bush is he/”…it’s a favourite on Play School, Kindergartens and homes across the country. A great collection of songs that features this perennial favourite is Classic Campfire Singalong from ABC for Kids. Read more

Dance Music For Kids

Children love to dance and movement is an important – and fun – way for young ones to become aware of their bodies and encourage cognitive development.

Universal Children’s Audio (UCA) is a publisher of great music and resources for the early years. They are one of our favourites at Educational Esteem. Based in New Zealand (a leader in early childhood education) UCA is dedicated to creating music just for children and it does a range of titles from dance, to storytelling and relaxation. The collections are categorised by native NZ birds – each one signifying a range of CDs for example, the fantail introduces dancing and moving, which is what this blog post is all about! Read more

Let’s Go to the Beach


Summer is synonymous with the Beach and sand and sun…lots of fun!

Play School at the Beach is a super DVD with the gang from the best-loved children’s show singing songs about summer, beach activities and lots more. The toy gang of Big Ted, Little Ted, Jemima and Humpty make sand castles, play in the water and soak up the sunshine! The presenters on this DVD collection are Justine Clarke, Teo Gebert, Jay Laga’aia and Karen Pang. Read more

Paul Jamieson

Paul Jamieson truly lives up to his name “The Music Man”. Also, known as “Jamo”, Paul is London-born of caribbean descent and his songs are fun and infused with contagious rhythms to have people of all ages moving and grooving.

With eight albums, a DVD and numerous television appearances under his belt, Paul is one of Australia’s best and busiest children’s entertainers. Reggae, rap, calypso and pop are just a few of the styles covered in his CDs that are all available at Educational Esteem. Read more

Music for Aussie Kids

Australia is a unique country and our music for kids is no different! Read more

The Vegemite Song

We’re happy little Vegemites
As bright as bright can be.
We all enjoy our Vegemite
For breakfast, lunch, and tea.
Our mother says we’re growing
stronger every single week.
Because we love our Vegemite.
We all adore our Vegemite.
It puts a rose in every cheek!