With music and other forms of media so easily accessible and varied, it may seem hard to find appropriate content for young children that promotes thoughtful behaviors and acts of kindness. Looking for a sing-a-long before bedtime or one about manners that students can work into their daily routine? We have a few classics as well as some modern songs to teach kindness and other positive attributes to your preschoolers.
1. Be Kind
Here we present a song for kids by kids that demonstrates the different ways to be kind. This sweet, original song features kids just like yours with their friends sharing smiles, hugs, and kindness!
Learn more: The Juicebox Jukebox
2. All About Kindness
What are some ways we can be respectful, kind, and thoughtful at home or at school? Here is a song and video that lists and illustrates various acts of kindness you and your preschoolers can try; such as waving, holding the door, and cleaning the room.
Learn more: Harry Kindergarten Music
3. Try a Little Kindness
This popular Sesame Street song features the classic gang and Tori Kelly as they sing about kindness and friendship. How can we show others support and love on a daily basis? This sweet music video can be a routine song in your preschool classroom.
Learn more: Sesame Street
4. Kindness and Sharing Song
Sharing is a special way we can show kindness to others. This preschool song can be a guide for students to understand different situations and the best way to react when a friend wants to share or do something with them.
Learn more: Musical Dots
5. Kindness is Free
While other gifts may cost you, showing kindness to others is completely free! This friendship song explains how little things you can do, that cost nothing, can brighten someone else’s day.
Learn more: Music with Michal – Fun and Learning for Kids!
6. Elmo’s World: Kindness
We have another Sesame Street song to add to your classroom playlist or to put on at home. Elmo talks us through some simple situations where small actions and words can make not only our day better, but brighten the days of everyone around us as well!
7. A Little Kindness Song
Here’s a sing-a-long to add to your list of songs about good manners and kindness. Your preschoolers can watch and recite simple sentences and melodies while learning how to be nice to friends and strangers.
Learn more: Playhouse Channel
8. Kindness Dance
Want to get your toddlers up and moving? Then this will be your new favorite song and video to play when they are full of energy! You can have them sing along or act out the moves. They can spell words with their bodies, dance, and sing along!
Learn more: Kindness SG
This is a soft and well-articulated song you can put on before bedtime or for your kids to practice spelling. The simple melody and slow singing are very soothing and a great way to introduce the concepts of being kind to young learners.
Learn more: Music for Kiddos
10. Be Kind to Each Other
A tune your kids are bound to have heard before, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, with new lyrics about kindness! Watch the animated video and sing along as the characters demonstrate little ways to show love and kindness.
Learn more: Little Baby Bum – Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs