Indonesia has so many traditional songs that are made for children. One of them becomes so popular but has extinct slowly by modernization. Besides, most of them are made in the nineties era so that bring back memories remain your childhood time.
As the new generation nowadays, Indonesia has fewer children songs that made parents worried. That because there are so many adult songs in Indonesia that can influence children with some inappropriate words and against the children labor in Indonesia.
Luckily, some people aware of that so your children can still hear so many traditional songs from the internet. And this time, we will bring to see some of their list below. Let’s check them out!
1. Ampar-ampar Pisang
Ampar-ampar Pisang is one of the Indonesian traditional children’s songs that comes from South Kalimantan. This song is so unique and cheerful so that children love it. The song existed even before the 90 eras, nowadays parents rarely teach their children with this song.
Ampar-ampar Pisang used to sang by children while they were playing on the football field or in front of their house. Both girls and boys love this song so much at that time singing and playing their favorite popular sport in Indonesia for children.
Tokecang is one of the Indonesian traditional children’s songs that comes from West Java. In around 90 eras, this song becomes so popular, and parents love to sing along with their children. The song also sang in some Indonesian cultural activities at that time.
Just like the Ampar-ampar Pisang song, the Tokecang song was also sung by children while they were playing outside. They will sing along together cheerfully with a lovely dancing in the whole song.
The Balonku song becomes the most popular traditional children’s song in Indonesia since along time ago. It was created by Pak Kasur and most children in Indonesia love the song so much. Commonly, Indonesian parents will teach Balonku songs to their children first rather than another children’s song.
Balonku tells us about the five balloons with five variant colors. But, one balloon exploded so that makes everyone laugh and have a cheerful vibe of it. That makes this song becomes so popular among children.
4. Potong Bebek Angsa
The Potong Bebek Angsa song is one of the Indonesian traditional children’s songs made by Pak Kasur. The song is so popular since the first time created in East Nusa Tenggara by Him.
The Potong Bebek Angsa song has a short and cheerful lyric. That makes children easily remember the song within minutes. The lyric tells us about cutting the goose, cooking it, and then dancing through it.
5. Cicak di Dinding
Cicak di Dinding becomes popular with every Indonesian toddler after Balonku. The song is so simple, and it is easier to remember. Commonly, the first time toddler learning of how to speak, parents will teach them by singing this song.
The Cicak di Dinding song tells us about the lizard that trying to catch a mosquito in the wall and eat them. A lizard in the wall is easier to find so that it can help the toddler to remember the song.
6. Naik-naik Ke Puncak Gunung
Naik – Naik Ke Puncak Gunung is one of the famous Indonesian traditional children songs that love by kindergarten kids. The song tells us about a picnic on the mount that every child wants as part of school life in Indonesia.
Going on vacation and look the beauty of mountains and pine trees becomes every child’s dream when the holiday comes. That is why the song is easier to remember.
Besides, Indonesia consists of so many holiday places among the mountain so that make children love so much to sing this song.
7. Naik Delman
Naik Delman is one of the famous popular Indonesian traditional children’s songs in the 90 eras. The song was created by Pak Kasur and becomes the iconic song once you saw a Delman.
Delman is traditional transportation that moves by a horse that popular in the culture of Yogyakarta. Since it used to be the best transportation in Indonesia, this song was so related to children’s environment. That makes the song comes easier to remember by children.
Pelangi is one of the most popular Indonesian traditional children’s songs by AT Mahmud. It has a simple lyric that tells us about the beauty of the rainbow completes with so many colors there. Every child in Indonesia loves seeing a rainbow after a rain so much so that makes it easier to remember.
Besides, Indonesia has an intense rainy season, which during the season sometimes the rainbow comes after. That makes the children so excited about singing the Pelangi song.
9. Ambilkan Bulan
The Ambilkan Bulan song is one of the sweetest Indonesian traditional children’s songs ever. It becomes so popular since the song was released and was created by AT Mahmud. He said that the song was inspired by her daughter, while she tried to saw the moon and want her father to pick it up.
The Ambilkan Bulan song tells us about the children that want her mother to pick the moon for her. The moon is too bright for her so that she want has it to companying her along with her dark sleep.
The Desaku is one of the Indonesian traditional children’s songs that so popular in the latest of 90 eras. It was written by Ibu Sud as one of the popular children’s song writers outside AT Mahmud and Pak Kasur. The song tells us about her beautiful life in a village and how she loves her village so much.
So, there is some Indonesian traditional children song that will remain your childhood time. Are you feeling nostalgic enough now?