Kanakanaka is a "fun" made up word. (Originally it was a nickname for a sailor from a whaling ship stopping at a Hawaiian port.) It's got a lot of mouth movement to it, which is good for your young child to try and master. Some songs have lyrics (words), some songs have just--sounds. Songs with sounds can be helpful for your child to not think about the language aspect of a song and just focus on singing.


from songs i like to sing with you, released March 23, 2014



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mark adamczyk Lake Bluff, Illinois

I've been singing songs and enjoying music with families, professionally, for more than a decade. I'm not so much a performer (I save that for my "grownup" music in the evenings) as I am a facilitator, encouraging and enabling people to sing and make music on their own. Listening to somebody else sing a song is fine, but singing on your own and with your family can be much more fulfilling and fun! ... more

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