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Scottish Children's Songs20 Traditional Celtic Lullabies And Children's Songs
Good CD of old playground songs. - ★★★★☆
A dangerously infectious collection of fun songs for children and adults. Helen Raw's voice is stunning. Listening to her can easily wash away the stresses of the day. This is definitely a must have for parents with grade school aged children, or just people with a fondness for Scottish folk songs. - ★★★★★
Andrea Guy - Mossip
out in germany and i want my kids to keep their scottish roots. classics such as you cannae shove yer granny af the bus etc will help do it. - ★★★★☆
I bought this for my grandson but it's a great hit with adults and children alike. Sadly most of these songs are not known to many young children today. Good to see them being preserved for everyone. - ★★★★★
Bright, Breezy & Infectious - ★★★★★
Vol. 1: A Sailor Went To Sea20 Favourite Nursery Rhymes and Kid's Songs
Super cool and a really fun album! - ★★★★★
Really bought this for one song but ended up buying 6 album downloads as they are so well done, sound like folk songs. I like listening so car rides won't be so hard! - ★★★★★
The tracks here are delivered with an enthusiasm that only a professional misanthrope could fail to smile at, and the saccharine blandness of so many other children's nursery rhyme albums is thankfully missing. - ★★★★☆
Vol. 2: Nursery Rhyme Time20 Super Cool Nursery Rhymes And Children's Songs
We played this album and Volume 1 at my daughter's birthday party, and the kids had such a good time dancing to it that they asked us to put them both on again...This is definitely an album that will be played over and over again. - ★★★★★
Vol. 3: Nursery Rhyme World20 Fantastic Songs For Kids
Lullabies20 Classic Bedtime Songs And Lullabies
The girl that sings most of these songs has got a beautiful voice - when she sings "All The Pretty Little Horses" it really makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. - ★★★★★
Baby Lullabies18 Soothing Instrumental Lullabies For Babies
IT WORKS! It helps calm down my son when he is having a tantrum, and soothes him to sleep at bedtime. And me too, if truth be told - this is a very relaxing CD, and we have enjoyed some fantastic mother and baby chill-out time together. What more could any mother want? - ★★★★★
These instrumental songs are really good if you are looking for something soothing with no voice. My baby reacts really well to all these melodies and putting him to sleep became easier. I would definitely recommend this to anyone! - ★★★★★
I gave this CD to my daughter as she was having problems getting her little girl to sleep.What a success!It is so relaxing to listen to! Don't play it in the car though! It may have the driver nodding off! - ★★★★★
Singles from TwinkleTrax Children's Songs
The Grand Old Duke Of York4 Fantastic Songs for Kids
Incy Wincy Spider4 Fantastic Songs for Kids
What, Exactly, Is The Point Of Nursery Rhymes?Article Published at 6:27pm on Friday, 5 August 2011
An article in the Telegraph
a couple of years ago suggested that many modern parents dismiss nursery rhymes as old fashioned. One in five parents aged under 24 did not read nursery rhymes to their children because they considered them to have no educational value.
Now, I'm well aware that anybody with those opinions is unlikely to be reading this blog, but on the off-chance that they stumble upon it I'll keep going.
Nursery rhymes are populated by a cast of characters living in a historical Shangri-La, and many parents argue that they are no longer relevant. However, there is much for young children to learn from their simple melodies and easily remembered rhyming couplets as they enter this vivid world of kings and queens, simple peasants and talking animals.
For example, they learn new words and the context in which to use them - a skill which will help them throughout their lives. This in turn helps them develop their reading sklls, aids brain development and sets them on the path for a successful future.
Most importantly, the time a parent spends reading nursery rhymes with their child helps to develop a bond between them that cannot be achieved in any other way. Moreover, helping a small child to learn the words to a nursery rhyme gives both parent and child a sense of achievement when it has been mastered - why would any parent want to miss out on that? Or, for that matter, on the pride for both parent and child when the child recites the nursery rhyme in front of grandparents or mum's friends (especially those whose own children haven't progressed that far - go on, admit it!)
Singing along to recordings of nursery rhymes, whether in the car or in the house or nursery, can help the child to memorise the words and melodies, and reinforces and expands upon what they have already learnt.
And what's so old-fashioned about that?
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