Favorite book and Song

Katarina - posted on 08/20/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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What is your favorite book to read with your baby?

Favorite song to sing to your baby or together? Listen to?



I read "Love you Forever" by Robert Munsch every night before I put my son to bed



I made up a song to sing to him whenever he's upset and it calms him. My Fiance sings him "A Teddy Bear Picnic." When we're in the car he loves to listen to "Holiday Hugs" by the care bears

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Lisa - posted on 08/26/2009

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Quoting Barbara:

Oh, and I almost forgot. The one they like up until they are even in school is one called Miss Suzy about a little grey squirrel. Boys love the toy soldiers rescue of Miss Suzy and girls love the little dollhouse she finds to live in. Just a great story to have in your library for many yrs.



OMG, is that book still around?  That was my FAVORITE book when I was a child! 

Melissa - posted on 08/25/2009

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She was born to Fleetwood Mac's "Songbird" and it is still her favorite, although Rowan loves music especially jazz. Her favorite book is Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaimon.

CB - posted on 08/25/2009

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My son loves Green Eggs and Ham. He loves saying sam i am over and over!! He is almost three and loves to sing about anything but a couple of his favorites are twinkle, twinkle little star and the Mighty Machines Song!! Gotta love that show as a mom!!:) Thank god i'm have a girl in a month, we will get girly show now too!:)

Sam - posted on 08/23/2009

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Has to be 'Dirty Bertie' by Tom Roberts. I have a little boy who loves anything a little gross! We read it numerous times everyday!

Heather - posted on 08/21/2009

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Do yourself a favor and get a copy of the Ralph's World DVD "Say Hello". Ralph is an old friend of mine, and a great guy, but even I was totally unprepared for how much our daughter LOVED this DVD. From the time she was an infant, she could be in the middle of a total meltdown, and you could start singing "Freddie Bear, the Teddy Bear" and she would stop crying immediately. If you out the DVD on, she was completely mesmerized (and TV really did NOT hold her attention at that age ... not that I let her watch a lot of TV as an infant, but we had tried the Baby Einstein stuff, which she HATED). As far as books go ... she is now 5, and her favorite book is "The Lorax", followed closely by "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late". When she was younger, she liked "The Foot Book", "Daddy Kisses", "Where is Baby's Bellybutton?", and "I Love You Even If".

Sorry that I can't agree with you on the "Love You Forever" book ... my mother gave it to me for my daughter, and I thought it was the creepiest book I'd ever read!!!!!!! (You'd probably hate the review I wrote about it on Amazon!)

Rosie - posted on 08/21/2009

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i Love that book..good choice..if i knew the Teddy Bear song I would song it..but I don't..My kids loved the 'Itsy Bitsy Spider" and all time favorite the ABC song

Melissa - posted on 08/21/2009

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When they were little, Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood and variations on You are my Sunshine were favorite songs to sing. Books. He loved Where the Wild Things Are and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you hear? when he could look at pictures. Until that time, I read him Winnie the Pooh, Dr. Seuss and anything I was reading in a fairy tale voice!:)

Kerry - posted on 08/21/2009

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favourite song will forever go down in history as 'incy wincy spider' and favourite books are called 'evie's mad hair day' and 'what does daddy do?', which I love to read to him. He even knows some of the words to evies mad hair day and says them when prompted! it is really the best thing i decided to do - reading to my son every night before bed. we have quite a collection fo books and are always adding to it. we recently bought the owl and the pussy cat, which was an instant hit as illustrations include a boat and lighthouse - his favourite things!

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We read Goodnight, Moon to my son most nights, because it was always the last things we read to him when we left the NICU. He also really likes Hooray for Fish, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?, Where the Wild Things Are, and Oh, the Places You'll Go. Well-I like them anyway. He's not quite big enough to show preference other than that he likes to look at the pictures in the fish and polar bear books. I sing him pretty much whatever I can think of, but I always sing him "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "You are my Sunshine" at least once a day.

Kayla - posted on 08/20/2009

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I love the book On the Night You Were Born [She also wrote one called The Wonder Of You, which I haven't gotten yet but its about your baby's first year] but every night I read Goodnight Moon to my son before I lay him down to go to sleep.

His grandmother works at a preschool and she started singing him some of their songs and there is one she sings called I Had A Little Turtle and he cracks up every time she starts singing it.

Amy - posted on 08/20/2009

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I love to sing nursery rhymes to my child (to the tune of "It's raining, it's pouring").

I teach preschool, and sing these to my students all the time. They love it!



Books: Nursery Rhymes of course!.

Charlie - posted on 08/20/2009

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Anything DR. Seuss and where the wild things are !!
Song : i sing him TOOL haha.

Barbara - posted on 08/20/2009

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Oh, and I almost forgot. The one they like up until they are even in school is one called Miss Suzy about a little grey squirrel. Boys love the toy soldiers rescue of Miss Suzy and girls love the little dollhouse she finds to live in. Just a great story to have in your library for many yrs.

Barbara - posted on 08/20/2009

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For Toddlers in our family it is definitely Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? and Are You My Mother? For little boys about four and up they love I Love You , Stinky Face. I sung to my children and now the grandchildren the tune of the old movie, Tammy but when I would get to the part Tammy, Tammy's in love I would put their own names in as "Madison, Madison, she is my love." It is still their favorite song for me to sing to them although they are growing up too fast. Oh, and two of mine loved the little Golden books The Little Red Caboose and Scamp and they are well-worn.

Abbie - posted on 08/20/2009

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HAND HAND FINGERS THUMB, dr. Suess. Our son LOVES it. He also loves If you're happy and you know it............

Christina - posted on 08/20/2009

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his favorite books right now are a nature encyclopedia and "my little people farm." his favorite song is "head, shoulders, knees and toes"

Katarina - posted on 08/20/2009

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I googled it. I will def. be picking it up this weekend! I had looked at it when I was pregnant with him.Never bought it though. As silly as it sounds we both used to read to him in my womb.

Krista - posted on 08/20/2009

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All you moms.....go pick up the book I said in my previous post. It's a book about how there's no one in the world like your child and there's parts where you can personalize it with their name.

Katarina - posted on 08/20/2009

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I did cry the first time I read it to him. I took it the hospital and read it the night he was born. My mom used to read it to me when I was little.

Traci - posted on 08/20/2009

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Our favorite books are mostly Dr. Seuss ones..Scrambled Eggs Super, One Fish, Two Fish, etc. But we try to read a different book every night. Songs? Um....The Wheels on the Bus, and ABC's, are some of our go-to songs :)

Candice - posted on 08/20/2009

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when she was really little she loved old macdonald. yeah, i know...it was the only one i could think of...i wasn't very good at the mom thing yet. lol

Amanda - posted on 08/20/2009

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My daughter's favorite book is her " bob book". It's called 15 animals by sandra boyston. It's a silly book that counts 15 animals that all have the name bob. She also loves when we sing the abc's and for some reason her favorite letter is "W". She's 13 months so we find it a little strange she walks around saying "w" all the time.

Krista - posted on 08/20/2009

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OMG......I LOVE that book! I hadn't read it since I was a child and picked it up for my son. I seriously almost started crying the first time I read it with him. I also love, On The Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman.



And my son really loves the Mortimer song...from the Robert Munsch book.

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