Lullabies for little ones
Looking for some sweet inspiration to help Baby drift off to dreamland? Look no further than these lullaby albums, sure to soothe everyone to sleep—Mom and Dad included!
Return to Pooh Corner Footloose might have made Kenny Loggins a household name, but the well-known singer/songwriter has a knack for writing much-loved children’s songs, too. In 1976, Loggins recorded his original tune House at Pooh Corner, a song he penned in high school about moving on to the next season of life. Ironically, Loggins would not leave Pooh far behind. Nearly two decades later, he recorded a full-length lullaby album aptly titled Return to Pooh Corner, in which he puts his own spin on traditional classic lullabies. Follow-up album More Songs from Pooh Corner is every bit its predecessor’s equal with classics like “Baby Mine” and “Inch Worm.”
Sleep Sound in Jesus: Gentle Lullabies This album has managed to usher babies to sleep since it was produced in 1989. A quarter century later it continues to do the same with a new generation of little listeners. Christian songwriter Michael Card weaves themes of hope, peace and joy into lyrics carried delicately on the back of its intricate folk instrumentation. A classic sure to delight all who listen.
Rockabye Baby! What makes a lullaby a lullaby? Is a song marked only a true lullaby if it’s been sung through the ages, or can a lullaby be any song capable of soothing its listener to sleep? Rockabye Baby albums contend that the latter may be the case, offering a line of records featuring artists you might find to be the least likely lullaby musicians on the market. That’s right, Coldplay, U2, Metallica and Led Zeppelin fans can introduce the next generation to their favorite bands’ classic hits, all performed in a slow and gentle instrumental fashion guaranteed to help little ones fall asleep. An excellent gift idea for any classic rock loving parents-to-be!
Jewel: Lullaby When artist Jewel went about the task of developing an album of lullabies, she aspired to create music she described as “not just for children, but for adults.” In doing so, she took her savvy songwriting skills to the next level, penning lyrics as hauntingly beautiful as their melodies. Young and old alike will relish gentle renditions of classics like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” as well as original ballads like “Sweet Dreams.” Jewel’s angelic soprano voice and these collections of songs prove to be a match made in heaven.
Olathe mom Lauren Greenlee sings lullabies over her three children each night and writes when they are asleep.