Kinderlieder: German Kids Songs to Help Learn German at Home
If you are a parent of small children, then you probably have had one of these songs stuck in your head for hours… if not days (ask me how I know zis)
- Sesame Street: “The Letter of the Day”
- Intro song to Paw Patrol
- Bubble Guppies: “It’s time for lunch”
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: “Hot Dog Song”
This post isn’t going to necessarily rid your mind of these unfortunately catchy tunes, but at least it’ll bring in a little more variety.
We love listening to Kinderlieder, German Children’s Songs, in our house and I truly believe it’s helping my kids learn German. My oldest is 4 now, and I LOVE when I hear him humming these tunes or singing them to himself. While we don’t speak German often at home, he is getting bits of the language and learning while singing these songs. When someone speaks to him in German, he can often catch pieces… most times enough to answer in English. I attribute this mostly to the songs and videos, because truthfully, we don’t speak it enough at home.
We listen to a Kinderlieder playlist in the background while we play, cook or are in the car. And sometimes when I need a break, these get played on youtube. Sing mit mir - Kinderlieder is my favorite Youtube channel for this and you can also find most of their songs on Spotify.
Below is the playlist we listen to.
I hope this helps you sing Nudeltag instead of the Octonauts “Creature Report” in the coming days, because who knows… if your German needs a little help, this could be a sweet 2 for 1 deal!
Now it’s your turn! Share with me in the comments what one is your favorite German Kids Song? Do your kids or grandkids have one that they love? I’m always growing this playlist so I would love some more suggestions.
P.S. I currently have this song on repeat in my Kopfy:
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As always, ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. - Erika