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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.  Read more

Africa for Kids

There is something very joyous and nurturing about the music from the continent of Africa. The music and instruments that represent the over 50 countries in Africa are diverse and a wonderful opportunity to instil respect and a greater understanding of other cultures. In Africa, music is an important part of everyday life and Educational Esteem has a great selection of titles for you to enjoy the music from the continent too.
Putumayo Kids Presents African Playground is a collection that “cherishes laughter, dancing and a hopeful outlook”. With tunes from African nations including Madagascar, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa and Benin, African Playground will help you learn more about – and enjoy – the beauty and joy of African culture. The artists featured on the CD are popular and important artists from the continent, including Benin’s Angelique Kidjo, South Africa’s The Mahotella Queens and Tarika Sammy from Madagascar. Read more

World Sings Goodnight

 

It doesn’t matter where you live bedtime can take on a truly global theme with lullabies from all over the world. The soothing sounds of international voices and instruments make bedtime a calm and nurturing time for your little ones (and mum and dad too!). Lullaby music is also great for students and helps them cope with exam stress and heavy workloads.

Lullabies for a Small World is 14 songs from all over the globe including Denmark, Brazil, Cameroon and Russia. There’s also World Music for Little Ears: Lullabies from Around the World with charming and sophisticated songs from Ireland, Wales, Africa, Nova Scotia, Cuba and more, all sung in the native tongues of the countries. Read more

Swing low, sweet chariot

Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home

I looked over Jordan and what did I see
Comin’ for to carry me home
A band of angels comin’ after me
Comin’ for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home

If you get to heaven before I do
Comin’ for to carry me home
Tell all my friends I’m comin’ there too
Comin’ for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are!

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Then the traveller in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark;
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

In the dark blue sky you keep,
While you thro’ my window peep,
And you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Rock-a-bye baby

Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all

Baby is drowsing, cozy and fair
Mother sits near, in her rocking chair
Forward and back, the cradle she swings
And though baby sleeps, he hears what she sings

From the high rooftops, down to the sea
No one’s as dear, as baby to me
Wee little fingers, eyes wide and bright
Now sound asleep, until morning light

Golden Slumbers

Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise.
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby:
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

Care is heavy, therefore sleep you;
You are care, and care must keep you;
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby:
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.