Easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn educational resources for young children.

Super Simple Learning's History

It all started with Super Simple Songs. We were teaching at a children's English school in Tokyo, Japan and were having trouble finding songs that were both simple and fun enough to engage our young learners. So we started making our own! Our first collection of songs became the Super Simple Songs CD, and it soon found a following beyond our little school in Tokyo. Several years later, our award-winning CDs, books, and other learning materials are used in homes and classrooms around the world. Today, our goal remains the same: create quality educational materials that make learning and teaching simple and FUN!

2003

The search begins! Devon, Tanja, and Troy, teachers at Knock Knock English begin searching for easy-to-teach and easy-to-sing songs for their classes.

2005

Having had no luck, we decided to make our own songs, and Super Simple Songs One was born.

2006

Super Simple Songs Two is released.

2007

Super Simple Songs Three is released.

2008

Super Simple Phonics is released.

2009

Super Simple Learning branches off from Knock Knock English and becomes incorporated in Japan.

Super Simple Halloween Songs and Super Simple Christmas Songs are released.

2010

Super Simple Phonics becomes Super Simple ABCs, with new levels, new songs, and new support materials.

Our YouTube channel hits 100,000,000 views.

2011

Super Simple Learning partners with englishbooks.jp to handle all distribution in Japan. Super Simple Learning products become more widely available in shops all over Japan.

Super Simple Songs - Animals is released.

Devon and Troy team up with Oxford University Press to create over 40 songs for their new children's series, Everybody Up.

Twinkle Twinkle App for iPhone/iPad is released.

Super Simple Songs - Halloween and Super Simple Songs - Christmas are updated and re-released as enhanced CDs.

ABC Song Video is displayed in the Gutenburg Museum in Germany as a part of their Moving Types exhibition

2012

Our YouTube channel hits half a billion views becoming one of the most popular children's YouTube channels in the world.

2013

Opened our office in Seattle, Washington.

Honored as one of TIME magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2013.

Our YouTube channel hits 1 billion views!

Super Simple Songs - Video Collection - Vol. 1 (DVD) is released.

2015

Super Simple ABCs YouTube channel is launched.

Super Simple Songs YouTube channel hits 2 billion views!

Super Simple Songs YouTube channel hits 2 million subscribers.

Super Simple Songs YouTube channel hits 3 billion views!

Super Simple Learning moves into a new office and production facility in Toronto, Canada.

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Customer Reviews

Thanks for creating these great resources!
The resources you have are just at the perfect level, the simplicity & pacing is wonderful, and the visuals are great for comprehension & vocab support. Anonymous USA

Really lovely!
Hi! Thank you so much for your wonderful materials! I just love it! In my family, we are French speakers and I've been looking for good and clear songs for my kids. Finally, I've found. And you've put a smile on our faces. :-) Really lovely! Thanks! Marie-Soleil Canada

Thanks for making such suitable music for young kids. Recently parents want their kids to study very young so you have made it so enjoyable for me to teach them songs. Maria Van Leeuwen Japan

Hello I just wanted to thank you for making those worksheets accessible to the public. I work for the Boys & Girls Club and I have some children going into the first grade and they are having serious difficulty with letter recognition. I was about to make the work sheets myself but you guys had exactly what I wanted and more! So thank you and keep up the fantastic work. Tanya Canada

I am excited - it really is super simple. My ESL preschoolers enjoy it and we are using the songs to teach the kids the ABCs of English in a very funny way. Thank you. Dita Spurkova Czech Republic

Thanks for composing and singing so many much needed songs...just the kind of songs I'd been searching high and low for so many years, with mixed results. The kids we've had the chance to introduce a few songs to have really enjoyed them and it's great to see them break into a smile when either the tempo changes suddenly or an action is called for. Paul Evans Tokyo, Japan Website

Super Simple Songs has simply changed the way we teach children. Music has now become a big part of our lesson plan, whereas before it was something fun to do if it could be squeezed in. These are the first CDs I've heard that really had the children in mind when they were made. Instead of buying a CD for one or two good songs that the kids will enjoy and be able to sing along to, every Super Simple Song can be taught, memorized and applied with little extra effort. Shane Jones - Dekiru English House Tochigi, Japan

This CD is a godsend! I teach English to 4 and 5 year olds in Italy and found this to be the most effective way to teach the kids...They all love singing them and actually learn while having fun! Bravo!!! D. Sean Smith Italy

I just wanted to say that your Super Simple Songs are wonderful for our purposes at the Auditory Oral School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. At the Auditory Oral School of San Francisco we teach Deaf and Hard of Hearing student how to speak using speech and language. We are always looking for simple songs that the children can hear and understand the words clearly. We are also looking for songs that are at a nice pace to allow the students to sing along. Thanks so much for your songs! Kristi Petree San Francisco, USA Website

Excellent for teaching English to preschool hard of hearing students and deaf students with cochlear implants. The words are are very clear and the music has a good beat. The CD has a collection of original songs, traditional songs and traditional songs with new words substituted which is great for vocabulary development. There is a nice balance of sit down songs and songs with a lot of movement. Kids love them. Barbara Jo German

In my class for students with autism, we use this CD all day long! The songs with the 'learn' feature at a slower speed helps my students to pick up on the individual words. Incorporating music into our daily routines, morning meeting/calendar/work time/play time/clean up/goodbye, etc. really motivates my students-- And there's a song for just about every routine that we do! Michelle P Florida, USA

As a teacher of young students with autism, I love this CD. My students respond well to music, and we use it as a cue to call kids to the table, during activities, for clean up, etc. The slower pace of the songs makes it easier for my kids to learn. The practice and learn features are great! Michelle Florida, USA

We found out about your songs and videos from YouTube. My children (Genki, almost 3, and Hana, 15 months) really love the slower rhythm and sing-a-long-ability. And mom and dad don't cringe when the music comes on (I can only handle so many Wiggles songs in the car...) Susan Florida, USA

You're amazing...making it easy to teach kids and really so much fun.You really inspired me. Thanks a MILLION! May Cairo, Egypt

I absolutely love the songs! And so do the kindergartners! These are exactly what I've been trying to get hold of, because they cover a lot of my themes that I teach, and the lyrics are catchy and fun and easy for the children to pick up. Ben Hong Kong

Two weeks ago, they didn't speak any English at all and now they ask for songs, they sing them on their own, and their parents are absolutely thrilled with what they see at home. Maggie Jones Mexico

Super Simple Songs is an outstanding resource for the ESL teacher. In my school, kids love these songs and have great fun dancing them. You're incredible. Isabel Spain

I received the CDs I ordered two weeks ago and I never stopped using them since I got them. I'm sooo happy and glad I found you. You're a great resource and inspiration for me! Elisa Italy

I work for a big school in Barcelona Spain called the North American Institute. Although I've been teaching kids for 13 years, I've discovered through Super Simple Songs how to plan my classes through music!!!! It's fantastic how well these materials work in the class. Children have a lot of fun from the first day and learn the songs super fast. You are doing a great job. They are very easy to incorporate into your lesson plan and use it with the book. Congratulations!!! May Miralles - North American Institute Barcelona, Spain

Congratulations for all your work and your great efforts to make our classes and lessons plans easier! This is my first year working with children who are 3 years old, and you are definitely the best help I have ever had! Isidro Spain

Today was the first day I have ever been exposed to you "stuff" and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! It is just wonderful! Hats off to all of you - it's fun - it's catchy - it's amazing! Lisa Jo Connecticut, USA

Your songs are a hit in my classes. My kids love the rhythm and the lyrics, not to mention that fact they they can move around!!! Patricia Soares Portugal

If you're a pre-school ESL teacher with just a little experience these CDs will make it effortless and fun just like teaching kids should be! Mary Osaka, Japan

I find your CDs just fantastic and just the thing I needed to refresh and upgrade my teaching style. The kids come out of the classes singing the songs. And a parent told me her son broke out into singing The Bath Song in the bath! I had only sung the song with the boy once. Thank you. Luc Hyatt Nagasaki, Japan

Learning to say "Hello!" and "Good-bye!" is easier, cleaning up is easier, teaching songs is easier with you. "Uh-huh!" is fun to sing, "The Hokey Pokey" is fun to play, "Rock Scissors Paper" is... LOL! :) Thank you! Zerrin Kesoglugil Turkey

Very creative, wow!
I want to thank you for creating such wonderful songs. It has really helped my toddler to speak faster than I expected. We all love your songs. I know them all and I sincerely sing them daily. Leydi

The BEST!
This is the best way for kids to enjoy and learn English at the same time. My 3 year old daughter loves it, so do my little students:) You guys are unique. Thank you. Petra

I've been teaching young kids for many years, but I had never worked with such a good material before. You really provide teachers and students great fun while learning. I'd like to thank you for all this thoughtful material. Kátia Brazil

thanks =)
Hi, I've been searching on the net for a loooooong time for my nursery class and I'm so thankful to God that I've found this site. The songs are so cute and appeal to nursery children a lot. Thank you for that great job and such a cute voice =) Fatima

Just what I've been looking for.
I have sooo many kids CDs but none of them ever work in my English classes. I've been using these songs for over a year now and they've made a very big difference in my classes. My kids love singing now. And they learn so much, even if they have no idea they're learning! Mari

Great for autistic children too!
Your songs are perfect for my 3 year old, who has autism and sensory integration issues. The simple songs (with movement suggestions that are provided as part of the lyrics PDF) are helping her integrate sound, visuals, and movement. THANK YOU! Tammy

Never could have found something better!
For young ESL learners, most of the famous children songs are too fast or too slow and the vocabulary not suitable. My children really understood and started using English in a meaningful way right after listening the first song (Pinocchio!!) I love the activities and all the support you provide on your website. Andrya Perez

Very good materials for beginners.
Many of the songs are catchy and fun for young pre-school learners. They like them because they can move a lot and do different activities. The songs help teachers to a great extent, and the children learn much faster and remember things longer than the things taught without a song. Katka

From TEFL.Net Reviews
...these are the best collections of songs I have come across, and much better value than textbook or other song CDs from the big publishers. TEFL.Net Website

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