Preschoolers and kindergarteners learn so much through song from the ABC’s to the months of the year. Often times, making friends is a brand new skill for them and songs that explore friendship are a great way for them to learn about being a friend and developing friendships. I made up a song about friendship and taught it to our kids. I want them to understand the importance of their own choices and behavior when forming friendships. I will share my lyrics along with other friendship songs you can try with your children or students.
(lyrics by Theresa of Capri + 3)
For your friends are my friends
Another song that we like to sing about friendship is the Hello Song on the Handwriting Without Tears, Get Set for School CD, which talks about meeting new people (“Give ’em your right hand, look ’em in the eye…”). Our kids enjoy singing it and acting it out.
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Here are the rest of the friendship themed posts from the Teach ECE team:
Role Playing How to Be a Good Friend by Mom Inspired Life
Teaching Kids About Friendship and Being a Good Friend by Raising Lifelong Learners
Making Friends: Teaching Kids to Learn and Respect Different Names by Munchkins and Moms
How to Play with Friends a Preschoolers Visual Guide and Game by Powerful Mothering
Helping Your Homeschooler Socialize by Still Playing School
Making Friends Even When You Are Homeschooled by Learning 2 Walk
Making Friends: Qualities We Look For in Friends by Tiny Tots Adventures
Book Friends by Growing Book by Book
Tips for Helping Preschoolers BE a Good Friend! #TeachECE by The Preschool Toolbox BlogFree Friends Play Dough Printable by Life Over C’s
Working Together to Create a Classroom Community by Fun-A-Day!
Teaching Kids How to Make Friends by The Educators’ Spin On It