When choosing music for baby, look for something that is going to relax and soothe the baby. Many people recommend playing classical music for baby. They say classical music improves babies’ brainpower and learning potential. Whether or not that is true, a lot of classical music is soothing for baby and is excellent music for baby to listen to right before a nap or at bedtime. Turning on some soothing music for baby acts kind of like a signal that it is time to go to sleep.
One CD that is great for this is Lullabies for Little Dreamers by the Madacy Entertainment Group. It’s recommended for ages 0 to 5 and includes 15 songs. They are: “Brahm’s Lullaby,” “All Through The Night,” “Sweet and Low,” “Too-Ra-Loo-Ray-Lay,” “Raisins and Almonds,” “Now The Day Is Over,” “Dance To Your Daddy,” “Bye Bye Bunting,” “Golden Slumber,” “Sleep, Baby, Sleep,” “Our Baby,” “Winkum Winkum,” “Dream Of Love,” “Cradle Hymn,” and “Lavender’s Blue.”
Another wonderful lullaby CD that can also be enjoyed by parents is Bedtime With The Beatles. It includes instrumental versions of 11 classic Beatles songs. They are: “Blackbird,” “Across The Universe,” “And I Love Her,” “I’m Only Sleeping,” “If I Fell,” “The Fool On The Hill,” “Mother Nature’s Son,” “Michelle,” “Here There And Everywhere,” “In My Life,” and “The Long And Winding Road.” This is a great gift for daddy if he’s a Beatles fan. It’s a Sony release, and you can find it on Amazon.com.
Then your baby will get a little older and become a little kid. A fun way to introduce a little kid’s music is with Tom T. Hall’s Country Songs for Children. The CD even comes with a sing-along book so your tot can croon along with Tom T. Hall, who also sang adult country hits in the 1970s. One of his songs for kids, “Sneaky Snake,” which is on this album, was actually played on the radio in Tom T. Hall’s heyday in the 1970s. It seems even adults liked this kid’s music. You might remember it. It went like this, “When Sneaky Snake goes dancing, wigglin’ and a hissin’ … and while we are not looking, he’s stealing all our root beer.”
Many of the songs on this kid's music CD are about animals. The songs include: “I Love,” (This was also a hit on country radio in the 1970s.) “Sneaky Snake,” “How To Talk To A Little Baby Goat,” “The Barn Dance,” “Ole Lonesome George The Basset,” “I Wish I Had A Million Friends,” “Everybody Loves To Hear A Bird Sing,” “The Song Of The One-Legged Chicken,” “I Care,” “Let’s Go Shopping Today,” “Fox Hollow’s Animal Train,” “The Dancing Tree,” “Let’s Play Remember,” “Randy Raccoon,” “The Duck And The Rooster,” and “You Are A Star (Brittni’s Song).”
These are just a few kid's music CDs you might want to introduce to your child early. Your kid might want to hear “Sneaky Snake” over and over again if you do. But when he hits adolescence, and the gangster rap with the bass turned to high starts making your house shake, you’ll yearn for that good old kid’s music.