The Best Songs and Music from Play School on ABC Kids

'There's a bear in there, and a chair as well.
There are people with games, and stories to tell.
Open wide, come inside; it's Play School.'

Sing and dance along with Big Ted, Little Ted, Jemima, Humpty and the Play School toys as you listen to the best of Play School albums, featuring songs and music from the Australian children’s television series on ABC Kids that has entertained and educated kids since its initial broadcast in 1966.

Play School has been entertaining preschoolers, providing them with new experiences and learning opportunities through music, crafts, stories, games, ideas and information. Play School aims to encourage a child to wonder, to think, to feel and to imagine.

Play School: 50 Best Songs

Celebrate with 50 of the best songs featuring a wide range of much-loved presenters from throughout the 50 years of Play School.

Preschoolers will love this collection which includes some much-loved favourites: Hokey Pokey, Do Your Ears Hang Low?, Shake My Sillies Out, Heads and Shoulders, If You’re Happy and You Know It, Bear Hunt, She’ll Be Coming ’Round the Mountain and lots lots more!

  1. There’s a Bear in There (Play School Theme)
  2. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  3. I Can Sing a Rainbow
  4. Incy Wincy Spider
  5. Hokey Pokey
  6. Wiggerly Woo
  7. Do Your Ears Hang Low?
  8. Old Macdonald
  9. Big Adventure
  10. Let’s Play Together
  11. Shake My Sillies Out
  12. I’m a Little Teapot
  13. Teddy Bear Twist
  14. Dino Stomp
  15. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  16. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  17. Little Peter Rabbit
  18. Splish, Splash, Splosh
  19. Baa Baa Black Sheep
  20. Kookaburra Site in the Old Gum Tree
  21. Six Little Ducks
  22. If You’re Happy and You Know It
  23. The Grand Old Duke of York
  24. I’m a Train
  25. Hippopotamus Song (Mud Glorious Mud)
  26. Humpty Dumpty
  27. Let Me See You Do the Monkey
  28. Hey Diddle Diddle
  29. Polly Put the Kettle On
  30. Bear Hunt
  31. What Do You Think My Name Is?
  32. Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
  33. Chicken Talk
  34. My Little Puppy
  35. My Frog
  36. She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain
  37. Driving in the Car
  38. Leopard Has Lots of Spots (Spotty Song)
  39. A Sailor Went to Sea
  40. Der Glumph
  41. Singing a Cowboy Song
  42. This Little Piggy
  43. You Can Stamp Your Feet
  44. R-O-B-O-T
  45. Little Shell
  46. Hickory Dickory Dock
  47. Teddy Bears Picnic
  48. Walking in the Bush
  49. Down in the Meadow
  50. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Famous Friends: Celebrating 50 Years of Play School

In celebration of Play School’s 50th Birthday, ABC Kids have gathered together a bunch of Play School’s closest friends to help celebrate on this special ABC Music release.

Featuring a stellar cast of Australian personalities, Famous Friends presents all your much cherished nursery rhymes and stories performed as part of ABC TV’s Play School anniversary series. Old favourites such as Benita Collings, John Hamblin and Don Spencer are joined by a wealth of Aussie talent including You Am I, Dan Sultan, Emma Wiggle, Carrie Bickmore, Katie Noonan, Missy Higgins, Josh Thomas and many more.

  1. There’s a Bear in There – Emma Wiggle
  2. There’s a Hole in My Bucket – Hamish & Andy
  3. Nursery Rhyme News – Molly Meldrum & Charlie Pickering
  4. Three Little Fishies – Missy Higgins
  5. Ning Nang Nong – Josh Thomas
  6. Little Peter Rabbit – Benita Collings & Don Spencer
  7. The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek – Tim Minchin
  8. Old Mother Hubbard – Magda Szubanski
  9. Old Macdonald – John Hamblin
  10. The Wheels on the Bus – Dan Sultan
  11. I Can Sing a Rainbow – Katie Noonan
  12. Five Cheeky Monkeys – Jeremy Fernandez
  13. Fairytale Story – Umbilical Brothers
  14. Going on a Bear Hunt – Kurt Fearnley & Rachael Coopes
  15. Rhythm – Tim Omaji
  16. Counting Aussie Animals – Adam Goodes
  17. I’m a Little Tea Pot – John Hamblin
  18. Medley: Worm at the Bottom of My Garden / Wiggerly Woo – Costa
  19. I Like Peace I Like Quiet – Kate & Gypsy Ceberano
  20. Family Forest – Carrie Bickmore
  21. Big Bass Drum – Architecture in Helsinki
  22. If You’re Happy and You Know It – The Matildas
  23. The Owl and the Pussycat – Kate Miller-Heidke
  24. Singing in the Kitchen – Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb
  25. One Potato, Two Potato – You Am I
  26. Morningtown Ride – Bernard Fanning
  27. The Emperor’s New Clothes – Lee Lin Chin & Takaya Honda
  28. Teddy Bears Picnic – Benita Collings & Don Spencer
  29. There’s a Bear in There (Kip Remix)
  30. There’s a Bear in There (Copycatt Remix)
  31. There’s a Bear in There (Jondrette Den Remix)

Big Ted, Prince of Bears

Prince Big Ted has a royal crown, he has a royal cloak but doesn’t have a royal castle. He sets off to find one, and is joined by his friends Humpty, Jemima, Little Ted and the rest of his Play School Friends.

  1. There’s a Bear in There (Play School Theme)
  2. What Do You Think My Name Is?
  3. The Hippopotamus Song (Mud Glorious Mud)
  4. Let’s Go Walking
  5. If You’re Happy and You Know It
  6. Driving in the Car
  7. Old Macdonald
  8. Der Glumph
  9. The Wheels on the Bus
  10. Incy Wincy Spider
  11. Singing in the Kitchen
  12. Drip Drop
  13. Shake My Sillies Out
  14. Row Row Row Your Boat
  15. I’m a Little Teapot
  16. Hickory Dickory Dock
  17. Humpty Dumpty
  18. Polly Put the Kettle On
  19. Friends All Together
  20. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Jemima’s Big Adventure

  1. Jemima’s Big Adventure Theme Song
  2. A Sailor Went To Sea
  3. I’m A Pirate
  4. The Poor King
  5. The Grand Old Duke Of York
  6. Dinosaur Long Ago
  7. Dino Stomp
  8. Swim Like A Fish
  9. Here Is The Sea / Little Shell
  10. Three Jelly Fish
  11. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  12. Singing A Cowboy Song
  13. R-O-B-O-T
  14. Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree
  15. Paint A Rainbow
  16. Funny Caterpillar
  17. Possum Up A Tree
  18. Crocodile Hunt
  19. The Elephant Wobbles
  20. I Know A Hairy Bear
  21. Der Glumph
  22. Cows In The Kitchen
  23. Five Little Ducks
  24. All The Pretty Little Horses
  25. If You’re Happy
  26. Celebrate (Hip Hip Hooray)