Sing Me a Lullaby – The Magic of Music and Singing
The Pied Piper used music to merrily lead children from town. Mothers and fathers have sung their little ones to sleep for centuries. Teachers use a “clean-up” song to motivate children to put their belongings in their cubby. Many of today’s parents have learned that the most powerful tool to gain a child’s attention isn’t nagging or yelling: its music. Music and children just naturally go together like peanut butter and jelly!
Music and rhythm is in baby’s daily life, such as the swish-swish of the washing machine, the tiny cricket playing his “strings” on a summer night, or the tinkling of the patio wind chimes. It is in the soothing strains of a gentle lullaby in the nursery, a mother’s heartbeat and the soft humming from a dad who feels he can’t sing. Lullabies have the power to turn bedtime into an enchanted, magical world, weaving a spell over…
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