How do most moms learn children's songs to sing to their little ones?

Jamaica - posted on 11/21/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I just wanted to know how most moms learn new songs to sing to their children? Do you ever find new songs on YouTube for your children?

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Liz - posted on 11/21/2009

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my mom got me a cd when my son was born, it has all the older kids song I remember, like wheels on the bus and itsy bitsy spider as well as many other. my son loves it, so i have heard it so much I have most of the lyrics memorized! its great when he sings along with me in the car! I would look for something like that!

Denise - posted on 11/21/2009

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Go to the library. In the children's section you can get plenty of age appropriate CDs.

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Michelle - posted on 11/23/2009

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I sing some of the classic songs my mother and grandmother used to sing to me but my toddler LOVES it when I make up my own songs .. I seem to have a song about everything from changing a dirty pamper to holding on to the rail when she goes up and down the stairs. Have fun with it and personalize some songs for your kids ... =)

Teresa - posted on 11/23/2009

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As many of the other moms have said, I've taught my daughter the songs we used to sing as kids. She loves songs with motions, so I most certainly have gone on YouTube and learned them with her. :) She's 21 months old...

Shayna - posted on 11/21/2009

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I had a mom who sang to us all the time so I remeber those songs, but there are some songs I couldn't remeber all the words to so I looked up Nursery ryhmes and kids' song on google

Firebird - posted on 11/21/2009

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The only song I found on youtube was the pumpkin patch polka and that was for me not my kid lol. I remember most of the songs from childhood, my mom remembers some and I find a bunch in books.

Sylvia - posted on 11/21/2009

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Mostly I sang the songs my mom sang to me, and other songs I happen to like. Also, I made up a lot of songs :D

A lot of the songs my DD particularly loved when she was really little weren't exactly children's songs ::lol:: -- she went through a big "Charlie on the MTA" phase as a baby, and when she was three I had to sing Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah" over and over every night at bedtime, and when she was four or five her favourite song was "Hernando's Hideaway" from Pyjama Game.

The main qualification for lullabies is that they have to be quiet, slow, repetitive, and boring. One of my most successful lullabies of all time (with DD and with other babies) is "A la claire fontaine", whose melody uses only 4 different pitches (verse: ddmmrmr ddmmrm mmrdmsm ssmdmr - chorus: ddmmrdmd mmrdmrd) and which has about 15 verses. It also has the advantage that I can sing it even while reading a book ;^)

You could probably find songs on YouTube, but you'd have to know what you were looking for, I think. I'd be inclined to try the library first, personally -- then again, the library where I live has an excellent collection of musical scores, which probably not all library systems do.

Also, the Digital Tradition folksong database (http://sniff.numachi.com/aidx/aidxA.html) is an awesome resource that I use all the time, and a lot of the songs are ones you could sing to kids.

Amber - posted on 11/21/2009

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I sing the songs my grandma use to sing to me ( even if they make no sense) or i sing Disney songs. Christian seems to really like it and puts him right to sleep

Emily - posted on 11/21/2009

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I don't use YouTube for the songs. I remember the songs that my mom used to sing to me. I don't remember very many lullabies so I just sing whatever comes to mind. I recently went out and bought a CD that has a bunch of kids songs on it and learned the words while she listened to the music.

Sharon - posted on 11/21/2009

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No I don't find songs on youtube.



I remember all the childhood songs from my childhood. The ones I kind of forgot I looked up on the internet for the words.

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