Parker had been super squirmy when I rock him before bed. Out of frustration one night, I started singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. When I sang he stopped moving and just listened! I've done this a handful of times and it works every time. Parker's interest in singing made me rethink my ban on kid's music. So last week, I decided to give "kid music" another try.
I found a great blog written by a Dad who was sick of all the horrible kid music, and set out to honestly review children's albums and weed out the crap. I checkout out a few albums and bought The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band. Last Friday, we headed to a friend's house for dinner and a play date, so I used the 45 minute ride to test out the new tunes. Parker really liked it! The songs are easy to sing along to and who wouldn't like a song about people w/ animals on their heads? This weekend we listened to Laurie Berkner, but I also threw in some Adele and a little country. I sang and drummed along with Adele and Parker clapped and drummed by stomping his feet on the back of the passenger seat. I even got him to dance in his car seat! Nothing cuter than a kid in a 5-point harness trying to shake his booty and move his shoulders! He even claps and cheers at the end of each song.