I have the blessing of taking care of two beautiful, precious daughters. It also includes songs sung by popular artists. Nevertheless, these are the baby songs and lullabies most parents are searching for. The soft lyrics please and entertain children, helping them to acquire a solid vocabulary through the use of repetitive rhyming. The very mellow lyrics may instantly calm the fussiest child, as put them to sleep in the heavens. English poet and clergyman John Newton penned this famous song and published it in Christian parents still use this year-old song to sing their little ones to bed. However, the true sunshine for parents is their own baby, who is the apple of their eyes. The spider one day decides to climb up a water spout. Suddenly, it rains.
Wheels on the Bus
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NPR recently asked their listeners to submit ideas for the first song babies should hear -- and the results are fascinating. I think that's what most of us parents do: We sing what we can remember and what we like. In the middle of the night, when we're stifling yawns while trying to get our babies to sleep, we also turn to what's familiar—and, frankly, what's long—and chances are, that's not "Wheels on the Bus. The folks at NPR have also had infant music on the brain.
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