Toddler Winter Theme Songs

by Dana Tuffelmire, Demand Media
    Toddlers develop important language skills through singing, finger plays and rhymes.

    Toddlers develop important language skills through singing, finger plays and rhymes.

    Did you know you're actually benefiting your kids when you turn up the tunes in the car just to drown out the whining? According to KidsHealth.org, music creates neural connections in the brain that help with math, reading and other academic skills later in life. Songs expose your toddler to rhymes, concepts and the sounds of language. Toddlers respond well to simple or silly interactive songs with accompanying movements. Seasonal songs are a great way to introduce young children to the different seasons. The next time you're wrestling your tot into his snow pants, why not break into song to quell your urge to scream and give him his first science lesson.

    I'm a Little Snowman

    Sing to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot."
    I'm a little snowman round and fat, (stretch arms out wide) Here are my mittens, (hold up hands) Here is my hat. (tap the top of the head) Add a little scarf and a carrot nose. (draw out the nose with fingers) You stand so tall when the cold wind blows. (stand tall and firm)

    The Frost Song

    Sing to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell."
    The frost is in the air. The frost is in the air. It's wintertime, It's wintertime, The frost is in the air.
    The frost is on the trees. The frost is on the trees. It's wintertime, It's wintertime, The frost is on the trees.
    The frost is on the roof. The frost is on the roof. It's wintertime, It's wintertime, The frost is on the roof.
    The frost is on the windows. The frost is on the windows. It's wintertime, It's wintertime, The frost is on the windows.
    The frost is on the ground. The frost is on the ground. It's wintertime, It's wintertime, The frost is on the ground.
    The frost tells me it's cold. The frost tells me it's cold. It's wintertime, It's wintertime, The frost tells me it's cold.
    So inside I'll stay. So inside I'll stay. Inside it's nice, and I am warm. So inside I'll stay.

    It is Winter

    Sing to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?"
    It is winter, It is winter, Oh, so cold! Oh, so cold! Icy, snowy weather, Long nights and short days, Winter's here! Winter's here!

    Santa

    Sing this Christmas song to the tune of "Bingo."
    I know a man with a long white beard, and Santa is his name-HO, S- A- N- T- A, S- A- N- T- A, S- A- N- T- A and Santa is his name-HO.
    I know he wears a red cap on his head, and Santa is his name-HO, S- A- N- T- A, S- A- N- T- A, S- A- N- T- A and Santa is his name-HO.
    I know a man with a suit of red, and Santa is his name-HO, S- A- N- T- A, S- A- N- T- A, S- A- N- T- A and Santa is his name-HO.
    Eight little reindeer carry his sleigh, and Santa is his name-HO, S- A- N- T- A, S- A- N- T- A, S- A- N- T- A and Santa is his name-HO.
    He comes around on a special night, and Santa is his name-HO, S- A- N- T- A, S- A- N- T- A, S- A- N- T- A and Santa is his name-HO.

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    About the Author

    Dana Tuffelmire has been writing for DMS for three years. She taught elementary school for seven years and earned a master’s of education degree with a specialization in literacy. She is currently a stay-at-home mom to two sons. Her dream is to one day write a children's book.

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