Early childhood educators and parents will love this collection of simple counting songs and stories for toddlers. We've put together a mix of old classics and a few new ones you might not know but will want to try.
If you don't feel confident singing or perhaps your not quite sure how to incorporate actions to make the stories and songs a little more interactive for busy toddlers you can watch my storytime videos inside Member Hub (or give yourself a 5 minute break and let me read to the children for you )
You'll also find inspiration listening to others sing and read to children on YouTube. If you'd like to continue with the counting and number recognition focus, I've listed some of my favourite videos for you to explore below.
Have you tried using simple finger puppets to increase interest and engagement with younger children? Take a look at the ideas in my music and movement post HERE.
Counting Songs & Rhymes To Engage Toddlers
There were Ten in the Bed - The Wiggles
If you love counting and you know it... - Sesame Street
5 Little Ducks - Super Simple Songs
10 Green Bottles - Baby TV
Zoom Zoom Zoom - KiBoomers
1,2,3,4,5, Once I caught a fish alive - The Wiggles
The ants go marching one by one - Turtle Interactive
Numbers Freeze - The Kiboomers
5 Green and Specked Frogs - Mother Goose Club
5 Grey Elephants Balancing - Play School
Counting Stories To Share With Toddlers
If you prefer books why not try some of these toddler favourites.
Quick to read and they make it easy for educators and parents to use voices and actions to make the story more interactive (and interesting to toddlers with short attention spans!)
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A Little About Me
Jodie Clarke is an early childhood professional supporting educators who want and need to stay passionate about the work they do! She has 30 years hands-on experience in the early childhood and human services sectors across many different roles.
Jodie is mum to 3 in Australia and has already helped thousands of educators with their work through her popular blog posts, activity ideas, online training and e-books.