What rhymes do you sing to your child

@cwong77 (2011)
Malaysia
July 27, 2009 7:21am CST
I will sing for my child.. as she do not really enjoys the speaker or any other way of sound.. I will sing her Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and ABC (and she keep wanting me to repeat like a broken record)... how about you? Thanks in advance for responding.. and Happy MyLotting
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@submerryn (1304)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
Wow, cwong77, you must have the voice of a nightingale! My son will say "Enough" if I sing to him. LOL. But I do sing to him, despite him not loving it. I sing the common nursery rhymes but I changed the lyrics to make it educational for him. By educational I mean if I want him to memorise something like the month of the year, or the 7 days of the week, I'll take those months or days and sing it to a nursery tune. That way, he can remember it better! :) Now you know why I force him to listen to my singing!
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
submerryn.. that's a good idea.. thanks for sharing.. it's such a good thing as the children are easier with the song type rather than asking them to remember it by just mumbling to it... I just wonder what song you input the new lyrics ah?
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
Dear submerryn, You are really creative and innovative. Keep it up....can join kindergarten teacher! Can your hubby sing?
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• United States
28 Jul 09
My daughter loves the ABC's and yea, I felt like a broken record myself but just recently she started completing the first half of the alphabet and I was just so giddy and proud of her, she's really trying. I'm going to try reciting nursery rhymes to her now to help her start to read, she's turns 3 the end of August but after seeing this little baby on tv reading words I thought, why not try to teach her to read.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
hehe.. enjoying right that we are able to sing together with our child... I believe that with this kind of music and lyrics, it will let our child be able to learn faster.. Happy Learning to your daughter ya..
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
28 Jul 09
I like to open the Disney songs and the children songs to my son when he was very young.I was alike you.I like to repect opening to him listen until he could sing.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
busky5, yup, when our child keep listening to the same stuff, it will implant in their mind easier... just like my daughter, she will be able to know the rhythm now and started to enjoy the songs I sang.. I look forward to hear her sing in return...
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@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
Yes, I sing some common rhymes to my kids since they were little baby. Especially when bed time, I need to sing and pat them to sleep. Now my daughter is 3 years old and she manage to sing some simple rhymes that I used to sing to her. So now is daughter sing to mummy, LOL. Basically some of the rhymes that we sing everyday are : 1. London Bridge 2. ABC's song 3. Twinkle twinkle little star 4. i Love you from Barney 5. Row the boat and many many more.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
vingyan06, I shall wait for the time that my daughter sing to me in return.. I will love to hear her sing, and I don't think I get bored about it.. wow, how nice being a mother ya..
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I used to sing to my daughter, but now when she knows the words she won't let me sing that song anymore. She sings them herself. She is 2 1/2 and she knows the ABC song, Twinkle Twinkle, You are my Sunshine, and Row your Boat along with a few other ones.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
well, whenever kids grow up, they may want the way they do things.. therefore, mummy, stand aside..
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@kaka135 (14055)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
I always sing songs to my baby when I'm carrying him. I actually started to sing song to him when I was pregnant. I went and looked for those nursery rhymes, such as ABC, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Baa Baa Black Sheep, etc. Those songs that I learned when I was young. I also sang some Chinese songs to him. It seems like my baby enjoys listening to songs, sometimes when he is crying, I just sing the song he likes, then he'll pay attention to the song, and be quiet. Sometimes, the songs can make him sleep easily too. Babies are just very cute!!
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
yes.. they will love it when we sing to them... my little girl only enjoy ABC and Twinkle twinkle.. and she will make me sound like a broken record... I will cradle her sometimes in my arm, and whisper to her ears, and she enjoys that to the max..
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@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
Hi there, well i love singing to my daughter since she was a baby until now that she was 1 year and 8 months already. Her favorite was "Ugoy ng Duyan" it was sung by my favorite artist here in the Philippines Regine Velasquez. Here is the lyrics of the song: Sanay di magmaliw ang dati kong araw nang munti pang bata sa piling ni nanay Nais kong maulit ang awit ni inang mahal Awit ng pag-ibig habang akoy nasa duyan * Sa aking pagtulog na labis na himbing Ang bantay koy tala , ang tanod koy bituin Sa piling ni nanay , langit ay buhay Puso kong may dusa sabik sa ugoy ng duyan (The songs is about the love of the child remembering when she was a kid and her mother was taking care and give all the love) Another one is Rock a bye baby - this is very famous lullaby song. Even we are just playing i also sing a song to her its our way of bonding already. Well i hope i can make sense here, keep on mylotting.
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
27 Jul 09
Hello cwong77 this is checkmail and often try a shot at singing some tunes to the little ones , my nehew and niece.Mostly i sing the poems that i heard in my childhood, and some more innovations in it are like the cartoon title tunes.The cartoons title tunes like the duck tales, tales spin, mogli, Thimon and pumba, etc.They just are too excited about it, think so as the response is good.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
hi checkmail, thanks for responding.. I have not watch cartoon for a long while, and been lost track of all these.. maybe will have to pick it up soon..
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
Dear cwong77, Since I came from a small town, I only exposed to very few nursery rhymes. The most popular among them was : Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, London Bridge The rest I never heard of... BUT since I have my son. I bought nursery rhymes audio tapes, Barney VCD, Sesame Street. etc.. Our favourite was ABC, and I can't remember another title; the lyrics is as follows, 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive 6,7,8,9,10 then I let it go again Why did you let it go? Cause it bit my finger so Which finger did it bite The little finger on the right!! Hmm, who knows the title??
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
Iriene88, you are good ya.. you have got the audio tapes.. I have yet to start any since my baby do not enjoy the audio mode and wanted the mummy broken record.. I have a book for all the rhymes lyrics, sometimes I just read to her instead of singing... .. Thanks for responding..
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
Dear cwong77, you should be very happy! Your baby girl prefer your sweet voice compared to the professional singer .. Sing-along with our children is really fun and good for bonding...so..wish you and daughter will have wonderful karoake session by as years time...lol All the best and happy myLotting!
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
Dear cwong77, sorry, I wanted to type 'you and your daughter will be able to join in a wonderful karaoke session by 12 years time..' Have fun!
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@levanueb (132)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
Hello cwong77. I don't have a child of my own but I have a newborn nephew. He's so cute that I wanted to sing lullabies to make him sleep especially on night for he wanted to play at night and play at day! I will tell him baby stories first then sing the Alphabet Song. After singing the Alphabet song I will sing to him the songs I used to sing during my Sunday Schools 20 years ago... lol... My favorites are Jesus Loves Me This I know, Thank You God for This Beautiful World, Anybody Here and Jesus Loves the Little Children. Those songs were fast in rythm but I am creative enough to revised it to make its rhythm slow. Happy MyLotting!
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
I have yet to start singing any Sunday School songs for my child, as she just wanna ABC and Twinkle Twinkle... anyway, I will intro her into more tunes soon.. and for you, enjoy the singing with your nephew too...
@levanueb (132)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
Hi again! Try this Sunday School Song (you can sing this with action). Thank You God Thank You God for this beautiful world For the Sun and the blue blue sky For the birds and the fishes And the flowers and the trees And the Cute Little Butterfly Jesus Loves Me This I Know Jesus Loves me this I know For the Bible tells me so Little Ones to Him belong They are weak but He is strong Yes! Jesus Loves Me Yes! Jesus Loves Me Yes! Jesus Loves Me The Bible tells me so. Jesus Loves The Little Ones - You can sing this and after that you can omit the word me and let your child sing the me part. Jesus Loves the little ones like me me me Jesus Loves the little ones like me me me Little one like me Sat upon His knee Jesus Loves the little one like me me me Enjoy singing with your child! God Bless!
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 09
Thanks for that.. Happy MyLotting too!
• Germany
26 Sep 09
Hi, cwong. I do sing to my little one. I sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star too, but i do not know how to sing ABC. I always want to learn this song, but i am always lazy. XD Most of the time, i sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star when he is going to sleep. When he is awake, then i will sing BINGO..he loves this song the most. He looks very excited when i sing this to him. It's like this: [i](There was a farmer had a dog and bingo was his name oooo... B...I...N...G...O... B...I...N...G...O... and bingo was his name oooo....) X 2 times [/i] Somtimes i sing another song too: (Rain, rain, go away, Come again another day, Little Timmy wants to play...oo..oo...) X 2 times I feel bored always singing these few songs to him..i want to learn more songs as i found him love to listen to me when i sing.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 09
lulumartin, thanks for responding.. actually when the child got so used to the songs we sing, they just want that few ones.. I am like a broken record singing the same song over and over again, but when I change the songs, my girl will not like it and she wants 'her' songs! I now started to let my girl watch some musical VCD but she still prefers I sing for her. Sometimes, she laugh and chuckles so much when I sing to her..
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• Germany
28 Sep 09
Hi, cwong. You are right, sometimes the child will only the one which we always sing to them. But recently i have found that if i sing a new song to him when he is crying, then he will stop and look at me with his curios eyes. That's why i want to learn the new songs, besides this, singing songs to him also can let him learn more vocabularies.
• Malaysia
13 Aug 09
I used to sing for my son recently.. 2 nursery rhymes only larr.. coz i can see he really enjoy when i sing for him.. tat is, ba ba black sheep & phussy cat.. but he like to listen to piano instrument most of the times..
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
Fifi.. thanks for responding.. and I am sure your little son is the classical ones ya.. since he prefer the piano over anything else.. keep it up, and enjoy yourself in MyLot, while you son had his music to himself..
@kcoregon (303)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Well I would sing the ABC's and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to my toddler when she was younger. She is now two and loves to recite the ABC's to me instead and she tries to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as best as she can. She loves to sing and so anytime I try to start a song she will jump right in and start singing along or I will stop and let her sing for me. She also likes Patty Cake though I'm not quite sure if you could classify that as a song. Oh and she also loves Ring Around the Rosie, only instead of Ashes Ashes she sings Ashley Ashley (the name of one of her older sisters).
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 09
haha.. I am now looking forward for my little girl to sing too.. That be a few more months to go.. but I won't be getting bored in entertaining her though..
@fchalida (196)
• Indonesia
30 Jul 09
sometimes i sing a religion song to my children. Althought my voice make the window glass will broken, my children will calmdown, and comfordable. Every children love parents voice, what ever the sound is.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 09
I agree with you that our child just love our voice! and they can't get bored about it ya.. :)
@lilhyppo (47)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 09
Haha... My baby girl loves Old Macdonald and Barney's song. I have to keep on repeating and repeating like a broken record too. I tried changing to other songs but she will fuss and fuss til I sing back the two songs. They really know how to choose, don't you agree?
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 09
hi lilhyppo, thanks for responding here.. well, I think the baby just know what they want since birth, and these may be the songs we sing to them when in our tummy also..