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Goodbye Song for Children

Learn more about saying goodbye in English while dancing and singing with a fun song!

👋About the Song

Saying goodbye is not always an easy lesson to learn, especially for young kids. The Goodbye Song for children will make easier for you to help your little one understand the importance of saying goodbye, in a natural and entertaining way!

Goodbye time is usually a difficult moment for both children and parents. In most cases, during early childhood, children may have trouble saying goodbye to a loved one as they leave for work, when school starts, or even if a parent has to leave the house to run an errand. Of course, this is completely natural and it makes total sense. It’s a normal reaction since from birth, a child is used to be with their parents all the time. As a result, and because of their age, young children don’t yet comprehend the concept of separation and the fact that their loved one will come back.

For parents, it’s not easy to leave a child at school, with caregivers, or with another parent, when the situation arises. When this happens, children experience separation anxiety, a phenomenon that starts when they are around 8 months old and become more aware of what’s happening around them.

To help minimize the effects of separation anxiety, parents can start teaching children about saying goodbye early on. The sooner a child learns the concept of goodbye and separation, the easier it will be for them to become independent later in life, especially if it’s learned in a healthy way.

This song for kids is a great tool to develop your own goodbye ritual at home, while it helps your little one with the English language and language acquisition skills as well, more so for those who are learning English as a second or foreign language.

In the song, your little one will accompany Billy the Chick for a day. Billy is at school and the bell rings. It’s time to go home! So he says goodbye to all his classmates. A perfect lesson for a child that’s just starting preschool!

Sing the song with your child several times. Using the lyrics as support, explain to your little one that goodbye is said when someone is leaving a place, even though you know you will see them another day or at another time. Make the point of telling them that the same thing happens with school. Saying goodbye means that you will come later to pick them up!

Also, take the opportunity to reinforce the concepts of pronouns in English by making sentences like “I have to say goodbye”, “She’s going to say goodbye” or “Goodbye, mom! Goodbye, dad!”. That will help your little one will pronunciation, fluency, and to practice the names of the members of the family.

If your child is learning how to write, practice writing “goodbye” for a chance to review the alphabet in English. Spell the word and go letter by letter learning the sounds of each one! Additionally, if your child is very young, remember to sing the song each time you leave the house or when you leave him or her with another caregiver. This way you’ll make the process easier and more amicable to both.

With lots of perseverance and patience, your child will quickly grasp how goodbye is not a bad thing but a natural occurrence. The key is to be consistent and, of course, to always remind your little one how much you love them!

🎤Goodbye Song for Children Lyrics

Goodbye, everyone! It’s time to say goodbye!
Goodbye, everyone! It’s time for us to fly!

I know that I will see you another day.
But now we have to go, it’s time to say…

Goodbye, everyone! It’s time to say goodbye!
Goodbye, everyone! It’s time for us to fly!

I know that I will see you another day.
But now we have to go, it’s time to say…

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