posted by Catharine Hannay
So here's a whole list with only songs that are appropriate for young children... although the rest of us would also benefit from belly breathing with Elmo!
Note: Parents and teachers, as always please watch the full video yourself before sharing it with kids. There's nothing I would consider at all offensive, but with such an international/multicultural/multifaith audience, I can't guarantee that every single image in all of the videos will be appropriate for your context.
School's a Little Different This Year, Stephanie Liddell (Music for Kiddos)
a song about wearing masks, washing hands (a lot), and maybe doing schoolwork online
Wash My Hands, Narwhals and Waterfalls
a song about doing our best even if we don't feel like washing our hands so much and it's uncomfortable to wear a mask
Yoga Song for Kids, Stephanie Liddell (Music for Kiddos)
This isn't specifically about COVID, but it's a soothing and calming bedtime yoga routine.
Amy Grant and John Hiatt
(“I'm grateful for my friends.”)
"I'm a girl! I'm a girl! I'm proud to be me. I'm a boy! I'm a boy! I'm proud to be me. There’s so many things that you can be. You might be short, you might be tall. Different colored eyes, different colored hair. But underneath it all, I’m proud to be me."
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