Rainy day singing for a 5 year old

Baby SOH has just turned 5!!

She had spent the day at OOSH, and it was an aweful wet and cold afternoon. When driving home, I said “Rain, rain go away come again another day”

And Baby SOH said, “Little … wants to play”

Just like we used to. We kept singing it on the way home, and then we added “Little Daddy wants to play” and then “Big Daddy wants to play”.

We know this game well. Then we went inside, and and Baby SOH said she wanted to go to bed and listen to lullabies. Hooray!! I thought, she still likes those.

First of all, she wanted lots of stories. Then I sang “Sleep, children, sleep.
Your father tends the sheep, Your mother shakes the dreamland tree, And down come all your dreams for thee. Sleep, children, sleep.”

A version of a German Lullabye.

It’s so lovely to still share these warm moments on a cold, windy and wet day!!

Love from Nannyjay


About nannyjay

I am an early childhood music specialist, with a passion for music, music for singing, music for children, classical music, contemporary, good quality folk recordings, moving to music that comes from a feeling within. Having recently become a grandmother, the months are flying past too quickly!! I have decided that I would like to record the musical journey Baby SOH and I will take together. Music enhances my own life, and I have seen the contribution music makes to family lives, and children's lives from their youngest days. I am also interested in the contribution music makes to family relationships. I love to sing myself, and so the Kodaly philosophy of music education sits very well with me. Zoltan Kodaly was a Hungarian music educator and composer, and believed that singing is the foundation for all music education. I will soon be attending the early childhood music seminar of the International Society of Music Educators in Beijing, China, which is very exciting. People from the world over meet to share the latest research in music for children 0 - 8 years. So the journey begins.
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