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Top 5 Baby Songs

Published at 02/08/2012 19:31:59

Top 5 Baby songs

Babies are usually too young to understand complicated sentences and for this reason baby songs are written with simple ordinary language. They are usually repetitive with rhyming verses and playful words. Baby songs can be used to teach babies the world around them, cradle them to sleep or stop them from crying or just to play and have fun.

There have been many baby songs passed down through generations and the most popular all over the world include:

1. Old McDonald had a farm

Old McDonald Had a Farm

This one of the baby songs ideal for the babies who are old enough to identify animals. This song is about an old famer called McDonald and all the animals in his farm. It is meant to help the child learn how to identify some animals in a fun way. With the repetitive and rhythmic tune there is mention of different animal names and the sound they make in the baby songs lyrics which children can sing in groups;

Old MacDonald had a farm, eee-yi-eee-yi-oh
and on this farm he had a cow, eee-yi-eee-yi-oh
with a moo moo here and a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm, eee-yi-eee-yi-oh…

2. London’s Bridge

2. London Bridge

There have been many version of this baby songs like ‘London bridge is falling down’ with different people coming up with the meaning. Despite all the difference it is one of the best baby songs where children can make bridges using their bodies and have tons of fun while doing the song;
London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down,
London Bridge is falling down
My fair lady…

3. Hush Little Baby

Many believe this song to have originated from America due to the mention of the mockingbird. Its one of those baby songs meant to help calm babies and stop them from crying or to go to sleep. It has a soft soothing tune with lyrics talking about the parent promising to reward them with different things like a diamond ring and a mockingbird mentioned throughout the song;
Hush, little baby, don't say a word.
Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird won't sing,
Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring

4. Row, Row, Row your boat

4. Row, Row, Row your Boat

This is one of the most popular baby songs all over the world. It consists of repetitive words combined with hand motions which help babies develop motor skills.

Row, row, row your boat
Row, row, row your boat
gently Down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

5. Mary Had a Little Lamb

Ranks high among the best known baby songs with lyrics about a young girl called Mary with her faithful lamb. It rhymes and is useful for teaching children basic concepts like rhyming words which can be found in this song;
Mary had a little lamb its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go
It followed her to school one day, which was against the rule…