Mockingbird Song

Mockingbird Song

In a new version of the old lullaby "Hush Little Baby,” a baby is promised not a diamond ring, but a daisy ring and a day full of play with his or her caregivers.

ISBN: 9781846435744
Author: Carol Thompson
Publisher: Child's Play
Binding: Board book
Age Group: Newborn 3

"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!

Not all of us have singing skills that would land us a spot on American Idol. No worries, your baby thinks your voice sounds great. Enthusiasm is way more important than pitch! Sing along with the words of the book if you know the tune. You might need to listen to a clip online to learn it or be reminded of it. Hold your baby on your chest as you hum or sing the classic lullaby so your baby can feel the vibrations of the music. Every new experience is one that helps your baby grow, so sing like you are on stage and your child will be your best audience.

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