Monday, February 6, 2012

Children's Music

Several months ago, the moment came that I had been dreading. I turned kid's music on in the car and Grace liked it. It immediately calmed her down and the moment I would try to turn on anything else, she would start to scream. Her favorite so far? A weird assortment of songs sang by a bunch of kids that my parents gave her. During the first several plays of this CD, I didn't really notice anything off. But as I started to listen to the words, some of the words started to surprise me. Here are the two weirdest that I've heard so far:

"Smile, a stranger's just a friend you don't know!"

Some might debate that this just encourages kids to smile. I however envision a creepy man trying to give my child a piece of candy. Not really the message we're going for.

"And these three piggies they up and they died,
A very sad sight to see,
So don't ever try to go "oink, oink, oink,"
When you ought to go "whee, whee, whee." 

This is how the song ends. Seriously. I don't get it. What is the point of this song? I know it's a folk song and I'm sure at some point it was a morality tale, but I just don't think I'm going to feel like explaining to Grace why the pigs die. Because I don't know.

I don't think this CD will last much longer in our house. Sorry Grandma and Papa.

I need some good kids music recommendations? Anyone? I've heard good things about Rockabye Baby.

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  1. Not sure if you can get it in the car, but we love the Toddler Tango channel on Pandora! We have dance parties in the kitchen when it is on =)

  2. Ones that I remember from my childhood (and still enjoy) are sometimes harder to find.
    Things like:
    "The Music Machine"
    "Bullfrogs and Butterflies"

    I also remember liking the Wee Sing tapes and they have just about all kinds of music.

    1. I remember those ones too! I like using the Wee Sing tapes for young music classes - lots of good ideas for games and keeping the beat.

  3. I think I know exactly which CD you have! I'm not really sure but you might like our band! hee hee =) Anyway, there are some good kids radio stations online and maybe try iTunes radio stations! We have a lot of fun listening in on there - lots of different genres! Not necessarily branded kids music at every turn but we listen to all kinds - especially Broadway Musicals, French Culture music, Classical - the kids learn to recognise all kinds of instruments, fiddle music is the best! since we love dancing around... there's so much =) I'm sure you'll find something! Have fun with it!



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