Preschool songs are primarily educational songs meant to teach children a skill or about a topic. Frequently teachers create preschool songs based on a topic that they are teaching. The song then circulates within the teaching community if it is effective. Many preschools songs use nursery rhyme lyrics as their base, but may modify them. Teachers modify the nursery rhyme to take advantage of a tune or set of lyrics the students already know to teach a topic such as the shapes or how to make friends. Teachers will often supplement their songs with movements, musical instruments, or visuals to help young children learn and stay engaged. The purpose of these songs is not merely to teach preschoolers the skill, but to acquire a facility with movement and their own singing voice.
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