Numbers seem simple. We learn to count, to use them to quantify and to define. Numbers related to music and to life in many ways. In this number series, you will find a find a variety of songs and reflections on numbers. We began with one and move onto counting songs.

Counting SongsAn important life skill is learning to count. Rote statement of numbers, development of the concept, sequencing, learning quantity, and more are all part of this process. Parents and other adults can assist children in developing these skills. Here are a few songs that you can use.

Counting Up Songs

  • The Ants Go Marching
  • This Old Man
  • One, Two Buckle My Shoe (a traditional chant that you could do with a rhythm track)
  • Baa, Baa Black Sheep

Counting Down Songs

  • 10 in the Bed/Roll Over
  • 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  • 5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree
  • 5 Currant Buns (link has printables you can use)

Other number related songs and chants

Be sure and check out the Number Chants and Songs available at Songs for Teaching. (not an affiliate)

The children around you, count on you. Here’s a musical reminder.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJYXItns2ik#aid=P-iRenVwMUk

What are your favorite counting songs to sing with children? Share then in the comments below.

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