Your family will be dancing, singing, and connecting in love with these songs and activities. Music is a gift that can create moments that bring us closer together, and build memories.
You will enjoy using these songs in creative ways with your children. And you may even initiate some musical interactions today that may become family rituals. Rituals that your children will talk about fondly when they are older, and may share with their children. As adults, my brother and I often sang a few of our favorites that mom sang, like “A bushel and a peck”, as well as a specific Good Morning song that was so chipper, we had to get out of bed to get her to stop singing it. Family music love comes in so many methods.
What songs do you remember from your childhood that really left you feeling loved and connected? For many, it is “You are My Sunshine”. Was there a specific action that accompanied the song for your family? When was it sung?
Kindermusik International has created an album of love songs for your family to enjoy. It is part of their mission to reach all children with the power of music, and we believe the best people to start this process is you. You are only reading this if you have a strong connection to a child, whom you believe will delight in a little more music and love in their world. I believe music can strengthen those connections, and increase the joy you have with each other. Do you? Are you willing to try? Or do you already KNOW it works, and you just need a NEW song to sing ?
Download 5 Kindermusik songs from Play.kindermusik.com. The Kindermusik Moves Me Playlist is offered for FREE at the moment, and includes the following songs:
- I Love My Family (very hip and upbeat),
- You Are My Sunshine (a delightful arrangement of a classic),
- Everybody Loves Baby (straight from the heart),
- Is This Love? (a show tunes style song from a dad)
- Love Somebody (a fun singing game to play with your child)
These are some of the songs I use in my SHARE the LOVE Kindermusik Playdates in Lakeland !
A song doesn’t have to be extravagant, or fancy, or complex to become a familiar and beloved ritual. It just takes your voice, eye contact, and the feeling of letting love flow between two hearts. Oh, and to a child, the love that comes through your voice is way more important than how you think your voice may sound.
These musical moments with your child do not have to become a ritual… (it can’t be if it is forced anyway). So there is No pressure in your musical moments… it can just be a moment of joyful interaction between the two of you. Even if the next moment does not hold the same magic. One hard thing I’ve learned as a parent is that one joyful moment in time is just as likely to be followed by a moment of craziness, or sadness, or stubbornness.
Fact is… EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU DO CONNECT, it makes a difference ! And the next time may be easier, or longer in duration, or may happen more often. Every time, it fills that emotional storage unit inside you and your child that both of you need filled to make it through the harder times. These connections do typically help the hard times not last as long, before you can get back to the love.
So, how can we interact along with these songs to make these connections? That is a good question, with a LOT of answers that cannot be fully shared in this article. Below, I will share some basics you can start with. But there is something special about getting together with a few other famlies to make music, make friends, and try these activities out in person, with an educator who is dedicated to helping you and your child find your own groovy way to make it work for you. Join us for our Playdate event, or tune into our FB LIVE event to flush out even more ideas for you to use with your family. Share the LOVE ! Music is LOVE.
Share the Love Playdate
Your family will be making music together, exploring a wide variety of instruments, peeking through colorful scarves, and joining other families in creative musical play and circle dances. In about 45 minutes of interactive family musical activities, you will leave with many ways to enjoy the songs on the Kindermusik Moves Me Album.
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
- 9:30 am – Babies up to 24 months
- 10:30 am – Families with children 1 – 5 years
Please contact Debbie to save your place for this interactive musical family opportunity. Anyone is welcome, but class size is limited.
2/9/18 Update: The 10:30 event is at capacity. Connect with us if you’d like to be on our waiting list, or if you and your baby want to join our 9:30 event.
Share the Love FB LIVE
Join Ms Debbie and friends as we highlight each of the songs on this album, and discuss a variety of ways to enjoy these songs together, whether your child is a baby, or a preschooler bursting with imagination.
Like, and choose to Get Notifications on our Facebook Page to see when our event will be live. We’ll be asking about your children’s ages and making sure to share some specific ways to engage your child.
Of course, if you miss it, you can go back and glean the best of the ideas presented that work for you. And after our LIVE event, I’ll share some of the ideas here in this article. But you may want to be IN on the conversation to get the best ideas for your unique family.
AND, there will be another song we will be giving you during this event, called Peek-a-Boo, I LOVE you. Oh, yes, you will want in on this !
You and your family can make music together with us, at an event, through a FB LIVE event, or even visit a class one day for some ideas that just might catch your fancy. I will let you in on a secret, the key to letting the magic of music work is to set the process in motion repeatedly over time, with familiar repetitions, variations, and new material to continue the joy and engagement. Being part of our Kindermusik family makes it easy for you to bring out the best in your family through music. Music Connections happen here.
"We have so much fun in the car, and at the dinner table exploring these music concepts. It engages and challenges her, and she picks up on it so quickly!"
"Since the older girls know all the songs and activities, they get such joy singing and playing music with our youngest whenever they get a chance."Cara Roland with her 1st daughter in Kindermusik