What are some songs that might work well for learning and singing with six-year-old Noah?
We keep a pretty wide berth of actual children’s music, as it is generally dreadful, though certain exceptions are made. Unfortunately, most grown-up music is too complicated linguistically (too may words to memorize, not enough repetition) and/or musically (too many variations in the melody, too large a vocal range) for us to learn and sing easily.
The ideas that have worked well so far have largely drawn on musicals, which are so totally not a part of my world but have been in Eric’s for a long time … and Christmas songs:
- “Sing with Me”
- “My Favorite Things”
- “The Twelve Days of Christmas”
- “Jingle Bells”
- “Deck the Halls”
- “Do-Re-Mi” (from The Sound of Music)
- “Singin’ in the Rain”
- “I Got Rhythm”
What brilliant ideas are popping into your mind? I figure you’ve got to have something … so do tell in the comments. Thanks!