If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the best way of learning is to teach. Actually, we would like to add an extra part to that sentence, and affirm that the best way of learning is also singing. But, when was the last time you heard yourself singing a nice song in a different language?
In this short, yet very cute article, we want to bring you some very cute, traditional and funny Israeli songs. We are not talking about any kind of music, nor about the most amazing songs Israel has presented at the Eurovision contest. Also, we are not showing you songs by the amazing Naomi Shemer or by the great Arik Einstein.
Today, we want to honor the youngest members of the family and bring you 3 extraordinary Israeli songs for children and toddlers. Think about it! Singing these songs to your babies and little kids might become an advantageous opportunity to learn more Hebrew words, and without even noticing, gain more vocabulary.
Remember when we showed you some amazing Israeli books for children? Well, now is the time to share some music. Are you ready to sing and move along with your tiny ones? Because, we are…
Israeli songs for little children
Let yourself be surprised. Here we want to share some songs with you that you’ll be able to start singing to your own kids much faster than you thought. Don’t forget that the best way to learn is by… singing!
Where’s the Hippo? – איפה היפו
This very funny Israeli song tells the story of a missing hippopotamus. If you want to know a bit more about this very particular hippo, and where it might be, you should definitely listen to this great song, and create nice choreography to play around with your children.
Pinocchio’s Song: Good morning world! – בוקר טוב עולם
Originally, this song was part of an old cartoon that used to be on TV during the eighties. Although this song tells the story of the famous wooden boy who wanted to be a real person, it has some beautiful lines that encourage all listeners to have a great day, and to realize that there nothing is impossible to do.
A song for the seesaw: Up and down, up and down! – נד נד
This is another very typical Israeli song for children, to honor one of their favorite spots in every park: The seesaw.
If your children love going up and down on the seesaw, they’ll definitely love this Hebrew song (once they understand the lyrics, of course). Here’s an idea: take your kids to your nearest playground, bring a few speakers with you and play this song along.
The ant – הנמלה
Ants are amazing, and this song makes it very clear. It tells the story of an ant, what she ate, and all the songs she sang. This one has a bit more vocabulary than the other songs we have shown you in this article, so it could be a great way to learn even more Hebrew words. What do you say?
A bunch of Israeli songs for children and toddlers
There are several hundred songs for children in Hebrew that you can enjoy with your little ones. Up to now, we’ve only shared 4 of them with you, but you’ll be able to find a ton more if you only know where to look for them.
If you go to the YouTube channel called ילדות ישראלית (which means “Israeli childhood”) you’ll find numerous Israeli songs for kids, we’re sure you and your family will enjoy.
Give it a try and start singing in Hebrew today!
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