"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature can not do without." ~Confucius

Thursday, May 24, 2012

What We're Listening to....

I thought I'd make a few posts about what recordings we're listening to recently... (above pic of K singing with his "little buddy teddy"). As our kids' preferences change, there will be different music coming in and out of their ears, but whatever they're listening to should do GOOD things for their musical aptitude.... not destroy it (i.e. good quality singing with age-appropriate lyrics, varied and interesting melodies, etc...).

Most kids are drawn to other kids' voices, but not all - my niece, for example, prefers hearing grown-up voices. My kids love to hear kids sing, so here are the two CD's we're currently getting the most mileage out of recently (and singing around the house most often):

The Broadway Kids Sing Broadway - more info: Here.

This one is in the car and the boys look forward to rides in the car so they can sing and laugh with this one. Being broadway songs, there is an occasional word or two that some might want to avoid for little ears, but overall, we love this one. They also have a "Best of Broadway" one that's pretty good too.

Songs That Jesus Said - Keith and Kristyn Getty - more info: Here.

One great thing about music is that it can be a tool for reinforcing character qulaities that you are trying to develop in your child through the message of the lyrics. So, if you want some new faith-based songs for your child to learn other than "The B-I-B-L-E, yes, that's the book for me..." (wonderful though all those songs are!), this is a great one. Great, quality vocals, creative melodies and great messages throughout.

What are some of your favorites?

1 comment:

  1. I love it when my boys sing songs to their favorite Christian radio station. 'How Great is Our God' gets bellowed out often. Thank you for sharing this on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week.