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Talk, Read, Sing: Five Songs for Parents

Too Small to Fail
By Too Small to Fail

Dad and young child

Spend any amount of time with an infant or toddler and you’ll notice that young children have a way with music. Whether it’s making up their own songs, singing along to the radio, or speaking rhythmically with their friends, for young kids, music is simply a part of life.

Believe it or not, this early attention to music is more than just amusing for kids and their parents. Several studies show that when a young child is engaged with music from a young age, she is building connections in her brain that can enhance her motor skills. Early music is also linked to enhanced reading readiness and language development. And the benefits don’t stop there.

Sing, talk, or read with your child early on --in any language-- and you can help boost her brain development, give her the best shot at success when she starts school, and do some serious bonding, all at the same time. Below is a playlist featuring a few of our favorite songs to get you started. To listen, just highlight the song you want to hear and the player will automatically play the song.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, row, row your boat,

Gently down the stream.

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,

Life is but a dream.

Un Elefante se Balanceaba

Un elefante se balanceaba,

sobre la tela de una araña.

Como veía que resistía,

fue a llamar a otro elefante.

Dos elefantes se balanceaban,

Sobre la tela de una araña.

Como veían que resistía,

fueron a llamar otro elefante.

Tres elefantes se balanceaban,

sobre la tela de una araña.

Como veían que resistía,

fueron a llamar otro elefante.

Cuatro elefantes se balanceaban,

sobre la tela de una araña.

Como veían que resistía,

fueron a llamar otro elefante.

Cinco elefantes se balanceaban,

sobre la tela de una araña.

Como veían que resistía,

fueron a llamar otro elefante.

Frère Jacques

Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,

Dormez-vous ? Dormez-vous ?

Sonnez les matines ! Sonnez les matines !

Ding, daing, dong. Ding, daing, dong.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb,

Little lamb, little lamb,

Mary had a little lamb,

Its fleece was white as snow

And everywhere that Mary went,

Mary went, Mary went,

Everywhere that Mary went

The lamb was sure to go

It followed her to school one day

School one day, school one day

It followed her to school one day

Which was against the rules.

It made the children laugh and play,

Laugh and play, laugh and play,

It made the children laugh and play

To see a lamb at school

And so the teacher turned it out,

Turned it out, turned it out,

And so the teacher turned it out,

But still it lingered near

And waited patiently about,

Patiently about, patiently about,

And waited patiently about

Till Mary did appear

"Why does the lamb love Mary so?"

Love Mary so? Love Mary so?

"Why does the lamb love Mary so?"

The eager children cry

"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know."

Loves the lamb, you know, loves the lamb, you know

"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know."

La Pequeña Araña (The Itsy Bitsy Spider)

La pequeña arana

en un tubo se subió

comenzó La lluvia

y el suelo la arrastro

Luego salio el sol

y la lluvia evaporo

y La pequeña arana

de nuevo se subió