Trying to figure out which lullabies your baby enjoys can be troublesome for a number of reasons, but I think I have finally cracked the code.
Most babies don’t really care which song you sing to them, as long as it’s a song. However, I’ve found that my nephew has taken an interest in some songs more than others – so I decided to find out why. Also, I tested a few more on him to see which ones make his little baby-face light up.
Baa Baa Black Sheep
The fact that I have “Baa Baa Black Sheep” at the number one spot on my list shouldn’t come as a surprise. This lullaby has been a huge part of every American child’s early years. It’s a song with a gentle rhythm and an even softer message.
If you want to hear the song, just click here. I’m sure that you have a good grasp of what this song is about, so I won’t go into detail explaining it. Most nursery rhymes are pretty obscure, to begin with, but “Baa Baa Black Sheep” is pretty black and white.
It might as well be a collection of sounds and noises that babies like to hear, but it’ll get the job done. I’ve put my nephew to sleep while reading this so many times; I can’t even count them. I’ve also put him to bed in the same way. You’d be surprised to see what the human voice can do to a baby.
Toora Loora Loora
This classic is actually a fan-favorite among Irish babies, and it’s a wonderful lullaby to sing to your child if they’ve been up for hours with no visible signs of sleepiness. The melody is calming enough to evoke sleep, and your baby is sure to recognize that.
The words are a bit confusing, but after you google some of the rhythmic videos, you’ll have a good enough grasp on it to read it to your baby – and whoever else might be interested in hearing it.
I guess the biggest learning curve that comes with this song would be the fact that you have to literally sing it to them. Not like how you sing “Happy Birthday.” More like how you sing a beautifully written Irish melody. If you’re already skeptical about this one, then you might want to check out this next one instead.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is a song known by virtually everyone in North America – and for a good reason. The song is pretty basic in terms of lyrics, but the most important thing to remember is the melody.
You have to get the melody down right because the more you baby learns this song, the easier it might be for them to learn their ABC’s later on down the road.
“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” has the same exact melody as the ABC’s song, and probably a large number of other important learning songs as well. It’s important to teach them while they’re young and full of learning new things easily.