The Best Bath Songs for Kids - That Grownups Like Too!
The goal of The Music Class blog this session is to provide practical tips for getting a little more music into your child’s daily life. I think one of the “practical” parts that often gets overlooked in early childhood music is how important it is for adults to actually like the songs too! How can anyone ask you to sing a song over and over again if you find it annoying? That sounds very unpleasant. Young children need repetition in order to learn – so we better make the music enjoyable for the parents too in order to make that repetition possible!!
This week, allow me to curate for you a list of bath song videos that I personally find thoroughly enjoyable, and I hope BOTH you and your kids will enjoy them too!
1. “Bubble Pop” – A lyric video!
We have to start with a Music Class song from our current session: “Bubble Pop!” I made a lyric video for you, so it’s super easy to sing along with. The song is a round in three parts, so pick one color to sing with and give it a go!
2. "Rubber Duckie” - featuring Daveed Digs from Hamilton!!
THIS IS AMAZING. Daveed Digs (who plays Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton) kills this classic Sesame Street song remix. There are also singalong lyrics at the bottom of the video. You’re welcome.
3. “Rubber Duckie” - featuring Little Richard! (RIP)
Sesame Street is so amazing with their celebrity cameos! This version of the “Rubber Duckie” song by Little Richard ROCKS.
4. “Splish Splash” – by Bobby Darin
In keeping with the lyric video theme, here is a lyric video of the happiest bath time song ever!
5. “Baby Shark” – by James Cordon, Sophie Turner, and Josh Groban (Yes you read that right.)
No one should be allowed to have a list of bath songs without “Baby Shark.” There are too many versions and videos to count, but in my humble opinion, THIS video is the best. In his intro, James Cordon literally talks about how “Baby Shark” doesn’t have to be only for kids! Way to nail the theme, James Cordon.
6. “Baby Shark” – The trap remix with parent/child hip hop choreography?!
Ok, here’s one more “Baby Shark” video that needed to be included on this list. I dare anyone to watch this adorable and seriously impressive video of parents and kids dancing without cheering. Phil Wright is a choreographer focusing on bringing families together through dance! His “Parent Jam” videos and “Disney Fam Jam” show is geared more towards kids age 3 and up (all the way through high school), so if you have a child that age, check out this awesome resource!
7. “My Heart Will Go On” – by a Rubber Chicken
I’m getting a little silly with this list. But kids learn through play, so if they see you laughing as you watch all of these videos together and then go sing the songs together in the tub and keep on laughing and enjoy the heck out of their musical bath time – THAT is quality educational content right there. In closing, please enjoy this video of an impressive child harpist accompanying a rubber chicken to the tune of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic.