One of the ways to get my daughter to move is to sing while we work. She has started to sing "clean up, it's time to clean up" before nap time and before bedtime. It makes me smile. I started to wonder if there were other songs we could sing to help motivate her to help me and to help her learn.
Searching the WWW, I came across a comprehensive site called BusSongs.com. Preschool Education.com also had a large list of songs to sing with your children. The sites also include lyrics for each of the songs.
Experts believe that music helps preschoolers develop better abstract thinking skills. By singing or playing music, they are also engaging more of their senses. Studies have shown that when children enter school, they are more likely to do better in the maths and sciences if they have been exposed to music regularly through song or through learning to play music. They also have more focus, play better with their peers, and have higher self-esteem.