Welcome to the list of supplements to help you teach your child German through German Songs and Rhymes.
This list includes supplements so you can provide your student with many of the same language exposure and practice that bilingual speakers are exposed to in both languages – German Songs or Rhymes are an important part of language study. Including these supplements can give your child a much more authentic and meaningful language experience. Add supplements from other categories to give your child a well-rounded foreign language education. Finally, once your child is ready, try out the German Cross-Curricular Subjects and Other Fun Stuff
GERMAN SUPPLEMENTS THAT ADD SONGS OR RHYMES
MamaLisa has songs in many, many languages, with lyrics and translations.
Find free songs on YouTube
Find free songs Amazon Prime or Unlimited, if you already have a membership.
Find songs to buy on Amazon or other music stores.
This is a music website, and you may be able to get limited free website access through your local library. The music categories did not make it easy for me to find non-English songs, but they are present. The genres are alphabetized, and it’s not intuitive to find French music with the Q’s under the genre “Quebecois/Francophone,” and under V’s as “VARIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE,” but that’s where you’ll find it at the time of this writing.
Free if you have an Amazon Prime subscription.
Children’s Songs From Germany, includes a lesson plan for grades 3-5. http://www.folkways.si.edu/eine-kleine-kindermusik-childrens-songs-germany/folk/music/tools-for-teaching/smithsonian
ouTube channel Shooting Star Songs
Spiel- und Bewegungslieder
http://www.labbe.de/liederbaum/index.asp?themaid=19 – This website has lyrics, written music and downloadable music files.
Detlev Jöcker is a composer and singer of many German children’s songs. His YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EAp_MHzbOwVTnPPWjbCsA