Are Pop Songs the New Lullaby?

by 21stcenturymummy on February 25, 2010

Lullaby: A Beautiful and Soothing Collection of Night Time Songs for Children and Grown Ups

At the end of last year, we heard how nursery rhymes were going out of fashion as you can read here on ParentDish. Now it’s the Lullaby that could fade away into a distant memory. In the news last week, parents are more likely to sing pop songs or TV theme tunes than lullabies to their children at bedtime according to research:

  • Almost nine in ten (88%) British parents sing and play pop songs or TV theme tunes
  • A third (29%) said they sing or play sound tracks from children’s movies.

I’m not one of them. When it comes to bed time we sing nursery rhymes. In a bid to ensure the age old Lullaby will not be forgotten, Sophie Barker from Grammy Award-nominated Zero 7 (who I love!) has recorded Lullaby: A Beautiful and Soothing Collection of Night Time Songs for Children and Grown UpsSophie felt that setting up a Facebook group Save The Lullaby was a good first step in highlighting the benefits of lullabies and raising awareness of the threat of them being forgotten.

My daughter is 2 now, however when she was a baby she was a difficult sleeper. I tried a variety of CDs – white noise, mother’s womb sounds, whales etc. However Sophie Barker’s Lullaby was by far the best. The album includes songs such as Twinkle Twinkle, Brahm’s Lullaby and Somewhere Over The Rainbow. It has been probably been played 1000’s of times in our household! In fact I actually did a post on it on my blog last year http://wp.me/pzGip-d2, and I genuinely can’t recommend it enough, especially if you’re struggling getting your baby to sleep.
I think it will be very sad if the traditional Lullaby dies out. What do you think? Did/does your baby listen to lullabies? What do you think about the future of the lullaby? Do you care or do you just think it’s a sign of the times?
Please join the Facebook group Save The Lullaby.

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arewenearlythereyet March 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Lullabies are essential. Its the rhythm of the singing and the poetry of the words; I’ll definately save the Lullaby

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Are Pop Songs the New Lullaby?

by 21stcenturymummy on February 25, 2010

Lullaby: A Beautiful and Soothing Collection of Night Time Songs for Children and Grown Ups

At the end of last year, we heard how nursery rhymes were going out of fashion as you can read here on ParentDish. Now it’s the Lullaby that could fade away into a distant memory. In the news last week, parents are more likely to sing pop songs or TV theme tunes than lullabies to their children at bedtime according to research:

  • Almost nine in ten (88%) British parents sing and play pop songs or TV theme tunes
  • A third (29%) said they sing or play sound tracks from children’s movies.

I’m not one of them. When it comes to bed time we sing nursery rhymes. In a bid to ensure the age old Lullaby will not be forgotten, Sophie Barker from Grammy Award-nominated Zero 7 (who I love!) has recorded Lullaby: A Beautiful and Soothing Collection of Night Time Songs for Children and Grown Ups[click to continue…]

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arewenearlythereyet March 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Lullabies are essential. Its the rhythm of the singing and the poetry of the words; I’ll definately save the Lullaby

Comments on this entry are closed.

Are Pop Songs the New Lullaby?

by 21stcenturymummy on February 25, 2010

Lullaby: A Beautiful and Soothing Collection of Night Time Songs for Children and Grown Ups

At the end of last year, we heard how nursery rhymes were going out of fashion as you can read here on ParentDish. Now it’s the Lullaby that could fade away into a distant memory. In the news last week, parents are more likely to sing pop songs or TV theme tunes than lullabies to their children at bedtime according to research:

  • Almost nine in ten (88%) British parents sing and play pop songs or TV theme tunes
  • A third (29%) said they sing or play sound tracks from children’s movies.

I’m not one of them. When it comes to bed time we sing nursery rhymes. In a bid to ensure the age old Lullaby will not be forgotten, Sophie Barker from Grammy Award-nominated Zero 7 (who I love!) has recorded Lullaby: A Beautiful and Soothing Collection of Night Time Songs for Children and Grown Ups[click to continue…]

{ 1 comment }

arewenearlythereyet March 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Lullabies are essential. Its the rhythm of the singing and the poetry of the words; I’ll definately save the Lullaby

Comments on this entry are closed.

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