As you prepare for a fun-filled summer, I am here to share some exciting children’s tunes for you and your children to enjoy. Research shows that music boosts your mood and spirit. But did you know that it is also great for language development too?
As much as you want to drive around town rocking out to your adult playlist, please consider making a compilation CD for your children. Not only will the music help with language, but most children’s songs have rhyming in them. This is an early literacy skill.
We keep a CD handy in our car, as well as one in our bedroom to let our girls dance while we get ready for work.
Here are some popular children’s artists along with our favorite songs.
Disney’s Greatest Hits: Under the Sea, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
Gemini and The Verve Pipe are both local bands. They often perform at music in the park in Plymouth, Northville and at the Detroit Zoo music nights.
What are some of the favorite tunes you share with your children?
— Maria Dismondy, mother of two, reading specialist, fitness instructor and bestselling children’s author living in Southeast Michigan