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Music from Children's Library Programs: Early Literacy

Music from Children's Library Early Literacy programs

Our Music

Many folks ask us about the recorded music we use in our programs, so here is the (ongoing, non-scientific and always incomplete) list of our favorites.  Whenever possible we link to a source where you can purchase the music or download it for free.  Use this to make your own playlists!

 

"A Dream And A Wish: An Offering Of Children's Classics (Instrumental)"
Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel | Format:  MP3 Download >>
This is the soft music that we often play in the background during our early literacy programs.

"Clap Your Hands Now"
Pam Donkin | Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album A Hop, Skip and a Jump

"The Freeze Dance" (aka "Hop & Stop")
Music for Little People | Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album Birthday Party Singalong

"The Hokey Pokey"
Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel |  kimboeddownloads.com >>
From the album It's Toddler Time

"I Love My White Shoes" (with Pete the Cat)
Eric Litwin | Format:  MP3 Download (FREE!!) >>
From the book Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

"Oh, What A Beautiful Morning"
Georgiana Stewart/Kimbo | Format:  CD >>  
From the album Good Morning Exercises for Kids

"One Finger One Thumb Keep Moving"
Available on Library-owned CD Activity Time:  23 songs, stories and nursery rhymes
Artist unknown | Format:  YouTube video >> 

"Over the Rainbow"
Rosenshontz | Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album It's the Truth

"Pet Sounds"
Rosenshontz | Format MP3 Download >>
From the album Share It!

"Razzama Tazzama"
Peter & Ellen AllardMP3 Download >>
From the album Raise The Children

"Shake My Sillies Out"
Nancy Cassidy | Format:  CD & MP3 >>
From the album KidSongs

"Silly Dance Contest"
Jim Gill | Format:  CD >>
From the album Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes
And here is Jim's video version >>

"So Big"
Hap Palmer | Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album So Big

"Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star" 
Nancy Cassidy | Format:  CD & MP3 >>
From the album KidSongs

"Washington Post (Sousa March) [Instrumental]"
Dennis Buck/Kimbo (this is the version we use) | Format:  CD>>
Here is a different (downloadable) version | Format:  MP3>>

"Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance"
Hap Palmer | Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album Two Little Sounds - Fun with Phonics and Numbers (Track # 5)

"Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance (Instrumental)"
Hap Palmer | Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album Two Little Sounds - Fun with Phonics and Numbers (Track # 22)