Do you remember the songs that your parents, grandparents, or teachers used to sing to you as a kid? Are you teaching them to your children and grandchildren? If not, here is something to help you out.
The wonderful sounds and memories come back as if it were yesterday. The problem is that as you grow up and get older, you tend to forget many of the songs that meant so much to you as a child. Maybe you don’t remember all the words, verses, or exactly how the tune went.
Children’s Songs: A Collection of Childhood Favorites by Susie Tallman is designed to bring those beloved songs and positive memories to new generations of kids, with your help of course. Some traditional songs that have been childhood favorites for years get a new twist from Susie and her friends with new arrangements and fun ways of singing but you should still be able to sing along and build great memories with your kids or grandkids.
Kids of all ages enjoy singing along to the catchy tunes. There are hours of potential enjoyment for family gatherings, children’s birthday parties, or a rainy day activity. Take this collection along in the car to keep kids singing and laughing on long car rides or add them to your favorite music device to play at home or in the classroom.
As I listened, I discovered that are many wonderful advantages about this traditional song collection! Here are just a few of the things I noted. There were even so many, I had to come back and add more!
Traditional and Well-Known, Yet Modern – Since the songs were familiar to me, I found that I could sing right along and share my memories afterwards. Some of the arrangements and tunes were a tad different from the ones I learned but I soon realized that this is one of the great things about the songs! They tend to appeal to today’s children, especially kids who are (pardon the pun) in tune with today’s styles.
Multicultural and Bilingual – Speaking of styles made me think of accents, since I do have one, and some of the songs on this album are sung with an appropriate accent or even in a different language. For example, The Alphabet Song, De Colores, Alouette, La Cucaracha, etc. Since several countries and regions are represented, you could easily introduce young children to these places just by singing the song or by incorporating fun activities.
Adult (male & female) Voices Represented – I also noted that, depending on the song, male and female voices are represented in this collection. I found this to be advantageous to my students and kids who didn’t have a male figure in the home or their parents just didn’t feel comfortable singing! Although I do sing, I found another advantage in that I could have an “off” day with a squeaky voice and still participate, blending in with the adult vocalists and music on the recording. 😉
Details About This Kid’s Songs Collection
This collection of songs from childhood is available in 2 formats – CD and as MP3 downloads. The CD contains about 38 songs but the collection is also available in MP3 format and you can choose the option that is right for you. Click on the player below to preview the songs.
Children’s Songs: A Collection of Childhood Favorites includes song titles such as:
- Note: Songs may not play in the order listed below.
- Farmer in the Dell (feat. Ian Tilso)
- Big Rock Candy Mountain
- She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain (feat. Richard Pleasance)
- The Alphabet Song
- I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
- Red River Valley
- If You’re Happy and You Know It
- Monkeys on the Bed (feat. Peter Maslen)
- What A Wonderful World
- Row, Row, Row Your Boat
- Say, Say, Oh Playmate (feat. Madeleine Barr)
- Five Little Ducks
- Five Little Speckled Frogs
- Bumblebee (feat. Maude Farnan)
- John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
- Old MacDonald
- Sur Le Pont d’Avignon
- Buffalo Gals (feat. Mark O’Connor)
- Little Peter Rabbit (feat. Peter Maslen)
- The Ants Go Marching In
- Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? (feat. Bob Hardgrave O’Connor)
- Found A Peanut
- Down in the Valley (feat. Jane Bayly)
- Apples & Bananas (feat. Peter Maslen)
- De Colores
- Pop Goes the Weasel (feat. Mark O’Connor)
- Hokey Pokey (feat. Mark O’Connor)
- London Bridges
- Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends (feat. Peter Farnan)
- Do Your Ears Hang Low? (feat. Bob Hardgrave O’Connor & Peter Farnan)
- Wheels on the Bus
- Oh When the Saints Go Marching In
- La Cucaracha
- Have You Ever Seen a Lassie (feat. Ian Tilso)
- 1, 2, Buckle My Shoe (feat. Peter Maslen)
Check out Children’s Songs: A Collection of Childhood Favorites by Susie Tallman and her friends or see her other collections and albums that are available. You may be as pleasantly surprised and smile as much as I did!
Whether you buy from our partner link above or not, we would like to know:
What do you think about the songs mentioned? Do you remember any from your own childhood? Which songs are your favorites and why?
To be honest, I had forgotten some of them until I heard them again! What about you?