The song that you will never get out of your head!

If your child has not yet discovered the Baby Shark song then just give it 5 minutes. With 1.5 billion views on YouTube (yes, billion!), this simple, repetitive song with a cute dance video has gone oh-so-viral!

The video is the work of Pinkfong, a South Korean education brand. The song itself has done the rounds for a few years but this particular version has grabbed the attention of every preschooler around … and has invaded the brain of every parent who hears it!

Ready … baby shark, do, do, do, do, do, do …

It could very well be the biggest thing since Gangnam Style – but I don’t recommend busting it out on the dancefloor without a toddler in tow.

Why repetitive songs are good for learning

Songs like this may be annoying for adults after the first dozen or so times, but repetition in children’s songs and rhymes actually serves an educational purpose. Repetition can aid memory and communication, and research has shown that children who are better readers tend to be able to keep a steady beat. Depending on the song, they can also help with vocabulary, foreign language and counting skills.

Why am I like this? 😂 @pinkfong.official

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Is your child singing this song every waking moment? Join the discussion in the comments below do, do, do, do, do, do …

This blog was written by Julie Scanlon, Editor for Kidspot NZ.

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  1. SarahBlair 02/09/2018 at 5:01 pm

    My kids discovered this song ages ago, and it sure gets stuck in your head!! It’s a lot of fun though and my sons kindy likes to play it while the kids dance, they even went to a rest home and dances for the residents to this song!!

  2. kymmage 30/08/2018 at 6:34 pm

    I had successfully avoided this for so long. I haven’t actually clicked to hear the song at all. But recently my youngest was in a talent show and she and her group sang the song! I didn’t even know she knew it haha. Good escape eh!

  3. Bevik1971 27/08/2018 at 4:38 pm

    Hahaha already had that song in my head 🙂 My partner want’s the Daddy Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo coffee cup for Father’s Day haha. I reckon it’s funny – we always sing it with our daughter 🙂

  4. dawnblyth 27/08/2018 at 1:53 pm

    At my 3yr old’s kindy they often play Baby Shark on the computer for the children to dance too. I think it’s great and I secretly (well not so secretly now) love this song. I love the beat that it has and it prompts our children to learn coordination by singing and doing the actions to the song at the same time. My son is starting to get better at this, and I know that it will have a lot of cross over benefits into other aspects of his learning.

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