Österreichisches VolksLiedWerk
Volksmusikland Österreich
Childhood

Children's songs are characterised by specific content, motifs and musical structures. The are characterised by the combination of song, rhyme and game. They specifically include verses of endearment, teasing, and tickling, rhymes for bouncing children on your new and counting rhymes. Symbols play a central role.

In lullabies in particular they are depicted as figures, images and fairy tale elements. Since the "Aufklärung" there have been children's songs with an educational function.

Other types of singing integrate children into customs, such as carol singing at Epiphany.