Songs Resource

"I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing."
– William James

Singing

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  • expresses emotions
  • shares stories
  • calms the raging beast
  • manages stress and increases oxygen intake
  • improves larynx, rib cage and abdominal muscle tone
  • stimulates the thyroid
  • gives you a molecular massage

Read more about the Benefits of Singing.

Song Suggestions

In Learning

Some of my favourite songs to sing with children are:

  • Baby Bumble Bee
  • Back of a Crocodile
  • Bassez Mama
  • Brush your teeth
  • Going to Glenorchy
  • Here are the beehives
  • Listen Listen Listen
  • O lay Oh
  • The three bears
  • Sambalele

Part of this longer list of songs I have found young people enjoy.

In Aged Care

With the present demographic in aged care, here are a few of the songs that they love:

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  • Always
  • Galway Bay
  • Home Among the Gumtrees
  • Marianne
  • Music Music
  • My Blue Heaven
  • Que Sera
  • Ramona
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
In Community Music Making
  • Dancing Shoes
  • Down by the riverside
  • Listen listen listen
  • Minnie the Moocher
  • O-lay-oh
  • Your love is lifting me higher
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