Songs through the day – Toddler

songs through the day toddlerToddlers develop confidence and security through daily routines. Adding songs to routine activities makes them fun and helps your toddler with transitions.

Did you know?

Singing a quiet, gentle song may help settle an upset child. Suddenly singing a favourite song can distract a young child from escalating to a tantrum or from doing something you don’t want them to do.

Singing is a great way to practice imitation, language, social and memory skills.

Add language

You can make up words to a well known tune to sing about what to do.

Silly songs make daily tasks fun!

Other Development

Adding music to daily routines or singing instructions can turn any routine task into a game. This can lift the mood and can encourage a toddler to participate in the required task.

Children’s music and action hand songs can be helpful in engaging children during car trips. Action songs help develop body awareness, fine motor skills, coordination and balance.

Across the ages

All the activities listed on our “Play Ideas” page can be applied across different age groups. See how songs can be fun for babieschildren and playgroups.


Activities listed under “toddler” are suitable for children aged 1-3 years. Toddlers enjoy activities that include exploring their environment and finding out how things work.