Why did we select this book?
"Hush Little Baby" is a lullaby that many of us remember from our own childhoods. Why are lullabies and songs important tools in raising your baby? Babies grow healthy and strong when they feel safe. That sense of safety begins with the sound of your voice, a sound that is even more comforting when it hums and sings. Additionally, song and rhyming books are important tools for helping children begin to hear and play with the sounds in words (phonological awareness) which is a critical skill for children learning to read. The traditional words to the song offer a baby a whole array of presents including a diamond ring. This version offers the baby a day of playing outside and inside with her family and that is more valuable that a ring!