This education blog shares various horizons of music in order to promote sustainable development of music education. Being devoted to music education for 17 years, Carol Ng has established her private studio at Sandy Bay, Tasmania with an examination-standard Yamaha grand piano. In addition, Carol is keen on enlightening the next generation and advocating continuous advancement of music industry.

教育BLOG旨在推廣音樂教育發展,讓更多人認識不同的音樂領域;吳老師投身音樂教育十七年,於塔斯馬尼亞的沙地灣開設私人教室,並採用符合考試標準之Yamaha 三角琴教學,致力培育新一代音樂學好者及推動音樂行業的持續發展。

2015年10月3日 星期六

14 Best Classical Music Tracks for Kids

                                Playlists - 14 Best Classical Music Tracks for Kids

When it comes to choosing classical music tracks for kids to listen to, people often don’t know where to start. I have experimented with many tracks over the years and so come armed with plenty of suggestions that have been tried and tested and are guaranteed to go down well. Here is my definitive list of music that gets kids moving, good for background for crafting or to encourage creativity.

Best Classical Music Tracks for Kids
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Music has many wonderful uses and it can be chosen to fit any mood or activity.  Children love contrast, so don’t be frightened to mix it up a bit. So here are my top 14 classical music tracks for kids, it was supposed to be 10 but I found it difficult to be so restrained! Hopefully it will help get you started…

14 Best Classical Music Tracks For Kids


1.Johann Strauss Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka Op. 214

Great for skipping around to, good for imaginative movement.

2. Johann Strauss Radetzky March Op 228

An obvious choice for marching, banging on drums and pretending to be a soldier!

3. Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite Op.79a

Who wouldn’t want to be a sugar plum fairy or march like a tin soldier!? Great variety- not just limited to Christmas and your children might already recognise it if they like the film Elf!

4. Elmer Bernstein The Great Escape Theme Tune

Another one for marching! Really good one to clap or drum the beat of the music to.

5. Henry Hall Orchestra Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Dancing with your favourite teddy bears to this track is compulsory!

6. Henry Hall Orchestra Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Great song which goes with the story of the Three Little Pigs. You can read the story and then sing along to the song!

7. Georges Bizet Carmen Suite #1: Les Toreadors

MORE marching! Particularly good for older children to pretend to conduct to, fantastic for expression and hours of rousing fun!

8. Edward Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March #1 Op.39

Similar to the Bizet track above, encourages similar kind of movement, kids just can’t resist joining in!

9. George Frideric Handel Water Music

Calming and floaty, group activity of floating scarves, or fantastic calming background music.

10. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Same category as the above, perfect for background to games and other activities.

11. Johann Pachelbel Canon in D


12. J.S Bach Air on the G String

As above – and one most people will recognise!

13. Camille Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals

This is perfect for imaginative movement for slightly older (primary school age) children. Different animals are represented in the music, see if your children can guess which are which!

14. Traditional Scottish Country Dancing

Great for circle games, skipping through arches and budding river dancers!
We would love to add to this list. What do you think should go on? Add your/your little ones favourites in the comments below.

from "Let's Play Music"