Thursday, September 2, 2010

Toddler Talk Thursday: Music

Music is Shrade's favorite time of the day.  Whenever I say, "Let's play some music!"  He runs over to the CD player and starts bouncing.  He has this cute way of bopping up and down when music is on.  He even does this at church and everyone gets a kick out of it.

Favorite music?  LOTS!  I was a Kindergarten teacher for 12 years and I have many albums that I play for Shrade and I've written a few posts on some of our recent favorites: Music Notes

1. Veggie Tales: Veggie Tunes, Vol. 2
2. Mary & Company: 15-Singable Songs
3. Anything by Raffi- Bananaphone, Everything Grows, Animal Songs (Dig)
4. Meredith LeVandeWhat Are the Odds?
5. Plant A Little Seed songs for growing children (includes sing along CD)  and Little Songs for Little Me by Nancy Stewart
6. Buzz Buzz by Laurie Berkner
7. Songs for Saplings (we will be using these songs for our Bible verse memory this year)
8. Hap Palmer- Learning Basic Skills Through Music Vol. 1, Can a Cherry Pie Wave Goodbye?

I HIGHLY recommend all of these artists and welcome any others that you like.  These are especially good for toddlers.  The best thing to do is have fun with your little one.  My son is already starting to plunk at the piano and pretend to sing.  I sing to him all the time for fun times and quiet times.  My recommendation is to get a list of songs that you sing to your child and sing them repeatedly.  Eventually they will start to sing with you and get excited when you sing.  My son sure does!!

I'm linked up to Toddler Talk Thursday.


Inspiring You To Save! said...

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Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

What a great list of music!!! I am going to have to check out the ones that I have never heard of before! This weeks topic is traveling with a toddler. We would love for you to link up again. Sorry about those that did that did not participate:(

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Such a great list! We love Laurie Berkner!

Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

We love this post! You are one of this weeks features. Join us again if you can. This week is about traveling with a toddler!