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Music: Young GuitaristShare your favorite music, with your child. Any type of music – classical, jazz, pop, etc. - except that which is loud or violent is fine. Also introduce them to music from your culture. Children who are connected to their heritage feel safer and more secure.

Sing whatever you like, whenever you feel like it. Your child loves the sound of your voice better than any other sound! Dance together – everyone feels better when they’ve moved to some upbeat music. Been a long time since you sung a child’s song? Browse this list of children’s music cd titles from the Santa Clara City Library’s children’s music collection.

If you make it a habit to sing a special lullaby before bedtime, your child will connect it with going to sleep, and going to bed will be easier.

Find more ideas on how to use music with your child read “Getting In Tune: The Powerful Influence of Music on Young Children’s Development.”

Recommended recordings in the Santa Clara City Library children’s music collection. Check the availability of these titles in the library's catalog.

Performers: Title:
Joanie Bartels               Lullaby Magic
Morning Magic. (and others)
Bev Bos I Have a Box
Thumbprints; Thumbprints, too
John Feierabend Ride Away on Your Horses: Music Now I’m One
Round & Round the Garden: Music In My First Year
Hap Palmer Early Childhood Favorites
Raffi Baby Beluga
Rise and Shine
Kathy Reid-Nathan A Smooth Road to London Town
Tickles and Tunes
Mary Lee Sunseri Baby Face
Nursery Rhyme Time
The Wiggles Let’s Wiggle
Series: Title:
A Child's Celebration of … (includes "Folk Music," "Song," "Broadway," "Lullaby," etc.)
Baby Needs … Bach
Baby Needs … Mozart (also "Lullabies," Beethoven," etc.)
Brainy Baby Music      Cheerful Baby
Playful Baby (and others)
Classical Child … At Play At the Ballet (and others)

Favorite Nursery Rhymes

Here Is Thumbkin
Kimbo Four Baby Bumblebees
Sweet Dreams: Restful Music for Quiet Times
Toddlers on Parade
Music for Little People  Best Toddler Tunes
Birthday Party! Singalong
Circle Game: Folk Music for Kids
One Hundred Toddler Favorites
Wee Sing Wee Sing for Baby. (and others)
Wee Sing and Play

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