If you’re looking for a song that teaches your child about planets while exposing him or her to great classical music and music theory, you’ve come to the right place! Ok, let’s be real -- nobody looks for those things in the same song -- which is what makes this one so unique and wonderful!
Here are a few of the things that your child will learn as you watch this video and learn the song together:
It’s great for kids as young as 1 (my almost 2-year-old loves it, and has somehow learned the names and order of the planets in major scale form - what?!), and as old as...well I’d say 91, but then my grandpa would be out of the runnings. It’s just delightful, if I do say so myself.
Of course, a song is never just a song with Clap for Classics! Movements and actions accompany these timeless Mozart melodies, and we’ve even included some fun spacey animation (thanks to Elizabeth’s daughter Claire!) to add a visual dimension to the learning process.
We are so thrilled that our friend Heidi Wright and the Tetra String Quartet created an incredible string accompaniment for the song, which makes it even more fun to sing along with!
Here are a few ideas for how you can extend the learning:
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Here are the lyrics:
Mercury is closest to the sun
Next is Venus, it’s the hottest one
Here’s Earth, the planet where we see
Amazing life that breathes
And then there’s Mars nearby
It looks red in the sky
Whoa - big! It’s Jupiter, the giant planet made of gas
Next Saturn is a planet that has rings that spin so fast
Brrr! Uranus is so cold, so cold
And Neptune is furthest from the sun.
Now we’re done.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
These are the planets of the solar system!