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Children Love Everything About Music

Posted 02/11/21 by April S

Whether it’s banging on a pan or plastic tub to hear the sound or dancing enthusiastically to toddler tunes, music has the potential to engage children in fun and unique ways. Music may even help reduce stress and alleviate boredom, which is something we all need from time to time.

When seeking music for toddlers and preschoolers, songs that include repeating lyrics and/or rhymes along with selections that encourage singing along are good choices. Why? These elements can help children develop essential early literacy skills. For school age children, integrate a variety of music to both educate and engage children.

Don’t have a lot of time? Play music in the background while your little one sleeps, during family game night or car rides. Enjoy music whenever and wherever you can.

My kids love singing along and dancing when they hear a catchy tune. But look out, they will sing those songs over … and over … and over again. Get ready for this phrase on repeat - “ooh eeh ooh ah aah ting tang walla walla bing bang” from the song “Witch Doctor” by Ross Bagdasarian, better known as David Seville from the Chipmunks. Forewarning, these songs will get stuck in your head. Just keep reminding yourself - they're learning and growing - then put on another song.

Babies - Toddlers

Cover of Rockabye Baby!: Lullaby Renditions of Beyonce

Rockabye Baby!: Lullaby Renditions of Beyonce

Music CD   |   hoopla
Cover of Disney Baby Lullaby

Disney Baby Lullaby

Music CD   |   hoopla
Cover of Singin’ & Groovin’: 25 Best Sing-Along Songs

Singin’ & Groovin’: 25 Best Sing-Along Songs

Music CD   |   hoopla
Cover of Baby Boogie: Music and Rhymes for Infants and Toddlers

Baby Boogie: Music and Rhymes for Infants and Toddlers

Music CD
Cover of Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes. Vol. 1

Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes. Vol. 1

Music CD   |   hoopla
Cover of Classical Music Lullabies: Better Sleep for Babies and Toddlers Classical Music Lullabies: Better Sleep for Babies and Toddlers
hoopla

Preschool - Kindergarten

Cover of The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Music CD   |   hoopla
Cover of Singable Songs for the Very Young

Singable Songs for the Very Young

Music CD   |   hoopla
Cover of Baby Beatles!

Baby Beatles!

Music CD   |   Freegal
Cover of Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music - The Ultimate Sesame Street Collection

Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music - The Ultimate Sesame Street Collection

Music CD   |   hoopla
Cover of Classic Folk Songs for Kids from Smithsonian Folkways Classic Folk Songs for Kids from Smithsonian Folkways
Freegal
Cover of StoryBots ABC Jamboree StoryBots ABC Jamboree
hoopla

Early Elementary / Grades 1-3

Cover of Camp Songs

Camp Songs

Music CD   |   Freegal
Cover of Moana: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Moana: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music CD   |   hoopla
Cover of I Believe in You

I Believe in You

Music CD   |   Freegal
Cover of Mindful Moments for Kids

Mindful Moments for Kids

Music CD   |   Freegal
Cover of Swing Set

Swing Set

Music CD   |   Freegal
Cover of Phineas and Ferb

Phineas and Ferb

Music CD   |   hoopla

Looking for More Music Options?

Find Music CDs Using the Library Catalog

Use the advanced search in the Library catalog using a combination of subject terms like lullabies, children’s songs, children’s sound recordings, popular music, motion picture music, and television music. Remember to select Music CD under format to limit the search results.

Find Digital Music Using hoopla

Use the advanced search on hoopla to limit by format (music) and subject or genre (children’s). With hoopla, everything is available instantly, no waiting. Library cardholders can borrow 10 items per month. Download the mobile app on your favorite device to enjoy music on the go.

Find Digital Music Using Freegal

To find more selections using Freegal, select browse from the main menu, then select genres to navigate to the children’s music selections. With Freegal, Library cardholders have access to about 15 million songs with unlimited streaming and 5 downloads per week. Take advantage of the mobile app, create custom playlists and enjoy your favorite tunes at home or during your next car ride.

Questions?

Give us a call at 419.259.5200 or send us a message through the Library’s contact form.

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