Thursday, February 28, 2008

Music to the Ears!

This morning we were discussing music we liked our little ones listening to. Depending on where you live, and what church you go to, music can vary greatly, as well as the opportunities for your children to learn some of the "classic" Bible songs. Here is a list of some of our favorites. We also recommend you check out good sites like Christian Book Distributors where you can actually listen to samples before you buy.

1. Hide 'Em In Your Heart, with Steve Green - Scripture verses put to song.

2. Bible Songs For Kids; The Wonder Kids; Wee Sing Bible Songs; and more... These are usually sets featuring all the good classics, like "The B-I-B-L-E," "Jesus Loves Me," "Deep and Wide," etc. There are several of these out there. Kids love to hear other kids sing, so find one featuring a children's choir.

3. Cedarmont Kids - They have the classics like above, but also have worship songs and videos of the kids singing (great way to pass 30 minutes in front of the TV instead of a random cartoon,) and non-religious classics ("Old Macdonald," "Row Row your Boat," "Mary had a little lamb," etc).

4. Seeds Family Worship - another scripture verses to song, but caters to older kids as well (not just preschool!)

5. Psalty - Yes! They are still around. If you didn't grow up with Psalty, I encourage you to give them a try. Psalty music can also be found at Christian Book Distributors.

6. Twin Sisters Productions has a great line of Christian music for kids. In particular, the CD collection "Kids Scene for JC" is a good one; it has 3 CD's featuring Bible memory songs, Scripture songs, and hymns.

7. Non-religious classics ("I'm a Little Teapot," "Old MacDonald," "Itsy Bitsy Spider," etc) - There are a lot here, too. Cedarmont Kids has a set of these that are good. Both Disney and Sesame Street have several collections. Again, I encourage you to listen before you buy. Sometimes random kids CD's can be a little cheesy.

8. For Babies - You can't go wrong with classical music. Check out Baby Einstein's, or other baby lullaby songs that have classical music.

9. Non-classical baby: For other soothing collections, Return to Pooh Corner by Kenny Loggins; Miracle by Celine Dion.

10. Well, we will just keep adding. Our kids are still young and we don't know all that is out there. This is a good start. There are plenty of good hymns CD's out there, which we barely touched one. If you have a great one to add in any category, let us know! We like new things, too.


Megan said...

We love the Judy Rogers CDs, especially "Go to the Ant" on Proverbs and "Why Can't I See God?" on the children's catechism. Great truths for little minds!

Bridgette Boudreaux said...

We got "Hide 'Em In Your Heart" this year for Christmas from Betsy and my two and a half year old has loved it! He requests to listen to it daily and will sing portions of the songs after just listening to it for about a week. I love that it is only scripture put to music. Can't wait to recommend it to others.