is there a song you sing for your child before they go to sleep?

Philippines
September 22, 2008 6:37am CST
most of parents read something for their children before going to sleep. i am not good in telling stories that sometimes i read it too fast that even my wife couldnt understand what i said. so my wife do the reading and when it is time for me i just sing. well we call it lullaby but i dont sing songs like that. ising the songs the songs i know and i want. the most favorite that my son likes to hear is how sweet it is by james taylor. so how about you do you sing a song for your child or you read a book?
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@nik00lai (195)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
I also sing songs to my baby. My favorite and his favorite is "Ugoy ng Duyan." It's a filipino song, and a very beautiful one, I must say. It's like a song from heaven. I hope you find time to try it and listen to it. happy my lotting.
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• Philippines
22 Sep 08
welcome to the wonderful world of mylot. of course i know that song. sanay d' mgmaliw.... right? la la la la la la sa piling ni nanay. yes i know that song. i hear it on commercials. maybe i can tell my wife to sing that for our son. she is a professional singer but she chooses to be a house wife and a hands on mom. thanks a lot for the response
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@nik00lai (195)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
You got it right. And its more beautiful when sung by a girl. My son is three years old and he never got tired of listening to it every single night. And I'm still singing it till now, so that when he grows old and hears the song, he would still remember me... =)
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@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
22 Sep 08
My son is almost 3. We read for about 30=40 minutes before nap and bedtime. Probably about 6 books that are actual stories, not just little picture books. Then I tuck him in with all his friends and sing him Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I don't remember why we started with that song, he just wanted something, and that's all I could think of at the time. :)
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
can he sing with you already? thats a cute song. my wife sings rain rain go away if it is a rainy night for sometimes the electricity is cut when it is raining hard so they sing rain rain go away. thats a lot of books? but sounds like it is a lot of fun. thanks a lot for the response
• United States
25 Sep 08
I do sing to my daughter to get her to sleep sometimes. Unfortunately, I only know a few songs. So I ALWAYS sing these songs: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Silent Night, I Love You (Barney Song), Rock a Bye Baby, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and The Itsy Bitsy Spider.
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
hey my son loves the barney song too. lucky for me that one of her godparent gave him a barney stuff toy that when you press the hand barney will be singing the i love you song.... i will just sing with it. wow rudolph the red nose raindeer? har har har that sounds like fun. it is always christmas before bedtime. thanks a lot for the response
• United States
27 Sep 08
Yeah, Rudolph no matter how close it is to Christmas. She doesn't know the difference anyway. I actually know the whole song and it's long, so it gives her time to fall asleep especially since my playlist is so short.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
22 Sep 08
my little one loves to read the book about barbie story.the song during sleeping not realy but during the day yes and she is busy of something like paper works.she loves doing things like adult.
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
since your child loves barbie stories then i can say that she is a girl. you have a daughter. my son loves singing and dancing too. but during bed time we sing more on soft tones and not the fast ones. my wife sings to her miles away from basia and he loves hearing that song. thanks a lot for the response
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
25 Sep 08
hehehe but i dont sing her while sleeping.she has unique style playing my hair till gets
@iamnes (325)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
i actually don't have a kid yet, but i also want to share something in the discussion. my father sings for me before i sleep, i still find it very relaxing and enjoyable. so when i will have my own kid i would definitely sing to him/her before they go to sleep. it's a good way to spend time with them (",)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
that is very nice to hear. my dad is a composer and musician but he never did that to us. i even learn playing the instruments without his help. oh well thats a different story. that it wont happen to my son. thanks a lot for the response and i appreciate you responded most of my discussion.
@mom4kids (658)
• Canada
25 Sep 08
Well with my one child I usually sing Jesus loves me to her, my oldest usually puts herself to bed and my 4 year old son has started asking me to sing songs about the craziest things, like "I want a song about a pickle", or " I want a song about a sweater", pretty crazy stuff. And yeah we usually sit down and they all listen to a story before bed.
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
glad that my son does not know how to request for a special song or else i can got nuts . that is hard to sing a song about pickles. yes i agree pretty carzy stuffs. i cant beat how my wife tells tha story she has all this wierd voices har har har. thanks a lot for the response
@ETTE80 (79)
• Malta
24 Sep 08
yes i sing mary had a little lamb
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
welcome to the wonderful world of mylot ette. thanks a lot for the response. since you are new here i want to give you some advice. if you are going to post makes sure you have four or more lines on your post to qualify your post for earnings. got it? goodluck and happy mylotting
@rainmark (4302)
23 Sep 08
Sometimes, i don't have much songs to sing to him and sometimes my hubby read baby's book to him. I need more practice and research for baby lullaby. Sometimes i do humming to him until he drops off to sleep. Happy posting.
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
well you can sing something you like as long as it is not a rock song or a disco one. any love song you like is okay. a friend of mine sings carpenter songs for her baby and her favorite is close to you. you dont need to practise i am sure your child will appreciate any song from you. thanks a lot for the response
@emarie (5451)
• United States
23 Sep 08
i used to sing to my babies a lot. now i only do it when they request it. i normally don't sick to one song. my son sometimes want a little song from his nemo song book, sometimes he wants rock a by baby and others he wants me to sing a song i used to sing to them from an old Sleeping Beauty musical i used to watch. since school started, my boys like books and things, but i still like it when my little one wants me to sing because he has such a happy face when i do it.
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
yes that is what my wife told me, not to stay on a single song. i need to sing a lot of variety so he can learn a lot of songs as well. they love to hear you singing and i think that is so sweet. thanks a lot for the response and happy singing to you
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
22 Sep 08
[i][/i]Hi se7enthbird, I remember when my Sister and I were growing up, our Mom loves to read for us and share us real life experiences as well as her experiences....My Dad loves to share us jokes and we really loved it! Anyway, I have no idea if they have any song for us before..LOL!
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
it is nice to hear that you still remember you kiddie days. my dad is a musician but he never sing or plays a song for us. my mom is not that kind too who reads and does not play with us either. but me and my wife are making the effort to read or to sing for our child. thanks a lot for the response
• Malaysia
22 Sep 08
When my son was a baby I used to sing rockabye baby song and a local Malay song. Later when he is older I used to read storybooks to him. Now he is 12 years old and he prefers to watch TV before bedtime.
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
yes this kind of things children out grow it. maybe 12 years old kids still want stories but i know they would rather read it to themselves than letting parents read it. i know my son will out grow this too, but for the mean time me and my wife will enjoy it. thanks a lot for the response
• United States
8 Oct 08
I sing this amazing song that my grandparents sang to me when I was a little girl, and every time I sing it my son just smiles instantly. Apparently the song was a hit in the US a long time ago, way before my own time. I am not sure what the song is called, we just call it the alphabet song. It goes through the alphabet like this... A, you're adorable B, you're so beautiful C, you're a cutie full of charm D, you're delightful E, you're exciting F, you're a feather in my arms. and on and on... I love this song so much. It means alot to me, especially because my grandpa sang it to me too. He passed away before I had children so I feel like this is a way I can share him with them too.