I recently bought one of my favourite children’s CDs to give to a friend and her beautiful little baby boy. The CD sparked some nostalgia in me, as I used to listen to it non-stop when my youngest daughter was a baby.
The CD was Two Flowers by Danielle Sansone. My friend loves the CD and had never heard Sansone’s music before.
As a former early childhood educator, I’ve heard my fair share of children’s music and to be completely honest, I hated 90% of it. When working in early childhood classrooms, I cringed when a beautiful learning atmosphere was tainted by the noise pollution of obnoxious melodies and insipid lyrics. In fact, most of the time, I would make my own playlists of “regular music” to play for the children because I couldn’t stand the options available.
After gifting this CD to my friend, I began to think of other children’s music that I’ve enjoyed. While this isn’t the biggest list, it contains some of my favourite albums.
As I mentioned previously, I get nostalgic when I listen to this CD. Also, almost any mom would get teary-eyed listening to So Many Ways… it’s such a hauntingly beautiful song.
Bob Marley always has a great sound. My favourite song on this album is Three Little Birds. It’s such an upbeat song! I love it!
Okay, I’ll admit it… I listened to “Stay” by Lisa Loeb on repeat from 1995 to 1999. However, this beautiful combination of Loeb and Mitchell is divine. Plus the classic songs like Big Rock Candy Mountain and Fais Do Do, make this album a hit!
Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies from Curious George – Jack Johnson & Friends
This CD is loaded with Jack Johnson goodness. It’s mellow and groovy. Naturally, we love to get our groove on to Upside Down, but I often find myself singing The Sharing Song to my girls.
I love Jewel. She has such a beautiful and unique voice. This album has some new tunes as well as some familiar songs such as Oh Susanna and The Green Grass Grew All Around.