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Do you or did you ever sing to your children?

Have they any favourites?

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I did :)

I even made up songs, and we had a lovely time...Only to find I do it with my grandchildren.

They look funny at me, as I don't think their parents do it...lol

Just one of the lovely ways we can show our feelings with our little ones, I even still sing to my 24 yr old son...who is still at home.

May not be as welcomed, but tooo bad! LOL.
I don't have kids, but my mum always sang to me; it is such a great way to keep children entertained, while exploring language, music, and culture.
Yes! My son loves music. So I often sing to him. We sing all kinds of songs. He is currently gaga for 'This little light of mine' and 'Edelweiss' from the Sound of Music. He doesn't say much, but when we're singing, he really tries to join in. :-D
by Vee
Gorgeous!! Two of my faves. What a great mum you are, dear Vee :-))
by Rice
I try, Rice. :-)
by Vee
Always. It just seems such a natural thing to want to do . . . croon to your baby to soothe it and help it sleep. I fear it is becoming an old fashioned trait now. Babies have iPods in their rooms and music in the car etc. We had Himself's grandchild in the car one day and I was singing songs from Play School and The Wiggles and I was astonished at how much he enjoyed them and didn't want me to stop - all he gets is tv, tv, tv and more tv but he really got into it. Morningtown Ride. Now there's a classic.
by Rice
My children and I would sing together. Mostly songs from The Wiggles that they absolutely loved. Sometimes we would sing songs that they had learnt at kindergarten. I never sung lullabies as I don't know any.
Both my children were sung to by me, with 'What's New, Pussycat?'.........to the extent my daughter's 'nick-name' was 'Puss'!
Yes - definitely. It was the only way we could get her to sleep for while. My mother sung to me as a child as well. She was a singer and we have quite a musical family on both sides (my daughter is now singing too), so it's kind of natural - we do it without thinking a lot of the time!
by kimp
I can't sing in tune but I did sing to my kids when they were young. My older lad had trouble falling asleep so I sang to him lots. I would sing Carra Barra Wirra Canna and also songs from Sound of Music.
Sound of Music. Huzza! My son loves the Sound of Music too.
by Vee
Absolutely. They enjoy it,it's good for their language development and it's nice to have an uncritical audience. Their dad and I sing to them at night at bedtime, and I do at other times during the day for fun.
I forgot to say their favourites. They like their Dad singing to them Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and Come On Up To the House by Tom Waits. I sing them The Rainbow Connection a lot. They also like Beatles songs (especially Let it Be and I Wanna Hold Your Hand) and Cat Stevens' Moonshadow. My son will also randomly belt out the theme from The Smurfs, but I don't join in on that.
Hallelujah - my favourite song. I like Leonard Cohen's version but K.D. Lang's interpretation is even better I think. She has such a beautiful singing voice.
by norma
I sang to my children all the time and the last time was when the neighbors politely told me off as they couldn't hear their television. My mom sang during the war and one day I took my mother and little boy shopping. It was Christmas and silent Night came onin the shopping mall. My son sang with his boy soprano voice and mum harmonised. They sounded beautiful because it echoed but I was mortified as they drew a crowd. I walked ahead pretending I didn't know them. People asked mum who the little boy was and mum said he belongs to her and that his singing voice he got from her. People congratulated her. I no longer have her with us and how I wish I had that day again even though I was a bit shallow thinking at that time.
What a beautiful memory, nat_c.
by Vee
Yes I did. One of the favourite songs I sang to my son and to friends' children was an old Scottish song "Three craws sat upon a wa'" (Three crows sat upon a wall). The kids would be giggling their heads off with this song.
by Finy
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