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?
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 contemplating cliches of love… in a 3 beat meter)
- 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 !
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 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 !