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More Music for Babies

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Music has a crucial role in developing your baby’s brain. The benefits of music are many – it is fun, helps babies learn patterns, sequence, beat, rhythm and language and literacy. Music actually wires your baby’s brain for learning.
It’s never too early to introduce your baby to music. Even in utero, a developing child will respond to music and it has been proven that once out of the womb, a baby can recognise songs that its mother played to her before she was born.
There are many wonderful baby music resources available from Educational Esteem.
Celtic Lullaby is a beautiful collection of tranquil songs from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales that are guaranteed to soother your little one to a blissful sleep. In fact, this collection is suitable for all ages; such is its peacefulness and appeal for bedtime listening or quiet time. The first track is “Einini”, a traditional Irish lullaby sung by legendary folk singer Tommy Sands. There’s also the traditional Welsh lullaby “Si Hei Lwli” which is literally translated to mean “sleep my baby” and has been sung to babies in Wales for generations. There are more relaxing, lingering songs including “Arrane Saveenagh” is a Manx (Isle of Man) lullaby and “Dream Angus” is a lovely song written by Annie Lennox and is influenced by her Scottish heritage. This collection is a must for your family and also makes a great baby shower or new baby gift. 
Classic Lullabies is a collection from ABC for Kids that features timeless and much loved sleepy time songs. This is the kind of collection that is great for bedtime, relaxation or even for long car trips where you need some peace and quiet! Some of the 16-song collection are “All the pretty horses”, “Brahms lullaby”, “What a wonderful world” and “Hush little baby”.
A beautiful and soothing collection is Music for Little People (Book and CD), which is suited to ages 0-3 but also appropriate for children with special needs. It comes from Gary and Carol Crees, Australian music makers and educators and have dedicated their lives to improving the wellbeing of children through music and movement. This collection has traditional rhymes and lullabies – all the timeless favourites presented in the Crees style that is inclusive and has a holistic approach to nurturing a child’s development.

Lullabies & Butterflies combines lullabies and nursery rhymes with the tranquil sounds of nature. The songs like “Rock-a-bye baby”, “Twinkle, twinkle, little star” and “To a wild rose” will pacify little ones into a peaceful slumber and will also help older children and adults to relax too!

Sing Baby, Dance Baby from Julie Wylie is a wonderful resource to celebrate play and interaction with your baby. A baby learns about facial expressions, love and visual cues from their parents and caregivers and one-on-one time with baby is some of the most precious and important time in a child’s development. Julie Wylie’s work is dedicated to promoting musical play for children and strengthening interactions between parent and child in a meaningful way. This collection contains a wide variety of songs like “Can you play a peekaboo?”, “Clap clap clap your hands” and “Pat your feet” that have particular attention to diction (important for your baby’s developing literacy) and interesting and varied with arrangements and instrumentations. It also includes both children’s and adult voices and there is guidebook to help you make the most of this resource.

One of our best sellers at Educational esteem is Susie Tallman’s Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes – a must-have for any parent’s music collection. On Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes Susie does folk-renditions of lullabies from Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Yiddish, French and Australian traditions. The gentle music is soothing for children and parents who will love the soft melodies with instruments like piano, dobro, guitar, harmonica, and violin. Highlights of the CD are ‘Hush Now, My Baby’, ‘Toora, Loora Loora’ and ‘Summertime’.

 

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