A couple of weeks ago I was alerted to this fantastic Listen and Learn Music Blog that is run by Rachel Rambach, a board-certified music therapist specializing in work with children who are diagnosed with autism. Rachel has a whole collection of educational songs on topics ranging from colors to instruments to technology. Each of the songs posted includes an audio file you can listen to and lyrics with which you can follow along. The songs are absolutely delightful! Rachel sings and accompanies herself on guitar. The style reminds me of a folksy-bluegrass style with catchy tunes and an easy-to-follow rhythmic strumming.
These songs are perfect for teachers who work with special needs children, but I could also see just playing them as background music for young children while they play or take a nap. What a great resource!