Counting Up Up Up!

Confession: I have been on a math song kick as of late.  Our last tune was coin identification.  My kids are having a blast with it and one child even requested to “record it.” Luckily for him, the song is available to listen (below) or buy right here at Music Therapy Kids.  That’s one of the reasons I started this project.  It is so much easier to share songs with parents, teachers, and other therapists involved in a child’s care!

Who doesn’t love a great counting song? With this one in particular I made it long enough (and slow enough) to count from 1-100. I really enjoyed adding xylophone to the fill in the blank version to facilitate the rhythm while everyone is counting (fill in the blank version available in our store).

Tips & Tricks

Visuals. Use a hundreds chart as you sing.

Adapt. Whether your child is working on counting 1-10 or 1-100, the song is easily adaptable.  You can repeat one set of ten over and over again or you can keep going higher and higher!

More time needed? If you need more time for singing each word, hit “pause” and sing as needed. When you are ready, resume and clap or stomp in rhythm during the xylophone part.

Listen

 

Lyrics

Counting up, up, up. How high can you go?
Up to the sky where the wind blows.
Counting up, up, up. How high can you go?
Show me what you know?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
6, 7, 8, 9, 10

11, 12, 13, 14, 15
16, 17, 18, 19, 20
(count higher or repeat in subsequent verses)

Are you working on counting? I would love to hear all about it!  Send me a note — mary@musictherapykids.com.

Sing on,

Mary

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