Getting Little Kids to Move, Even in Piano Lessons



In the 10 years of teachings in the studio and previously working with kids at churches, schools and in the community, I've learned that little kids have a bit of trouble sitting still for a time f. They are wiggly and squirmy, as is their nature. So as a piano teacher I need to know when they need to get more of their "sillies" out in a ways help them focus better. So during the lesson we sing and move. Wanted to take a minute to share some of the songs that I hope will help your students when they need to move more.


The first one is from Jack Hartmann, I will admit I just came across him last week.Although my longer kids parents say that they use him a lot. Really like the song Shake Break, which gets young kids away from what they were doing and have a few minutes to shake their body. Hartmann must be playing the piano to the song that sounds like 50's music. He gets the kids to shake their head, shoulders, hips, arms, hands and just gets them to shake out their "crazies". If our haven't heard the song, check it out. Totally worth having when the kids need to move.



Another fun one is Peanut Butter and Jelly, which I use from Super Simple Songs, an amazing company who wants to help kids at times when they need to move. Plus they website is full of activities for anyone teaching young kids. Very worth checking out our site.




Over the Deep Blue Sea is a fun one, again from Super Simple Songs. Kids seem to love this song, because we do actions to the songs and it gets faster at the end. Great song to learn and move too.




One more is from the Learning Station called Move and Freeze. The teens demonstrating the song present professionalism and fun with this silly song about moving and freezing. Great if kids need a minute to get off the bench and move around. Consider this song as an option.

What are some of your favorite songs to get kids moving? Would like to know, as I'm always learning. Thanks for your support. Blessings.