There are so many magical times in parenting. You may not see it at first, but getting your child to sleep at night or hoping that the mid-day nap will keep them on schedule is all part of this glorious process. As you watch your child grow you begin to see a them become a little person with their own thoughts, feelings and a beautiful precious smile. As lovely as they are we all know how frustrating it is when your child just will not sleep! Perhaps a little music will send them to sleepy land.
“Sleep tight Baby, sleep tight, let’s call it a day.” is a line from the Oscar winning song The Lullaby of Broadway by Harry Warren and Al Dubin. The classic song provides a musical backdrop to this new melody of parenthood. With it’s soaring melody and tales of the big city it also mentions not sleeping till dawn and the rumbling of the subway. Are the writers talking directly to our Preschool of Rock toddlers and babies in our modern day lives? We are living in a fast paced world with plenty of stimulation. It may be difficult for a child to settle and sleep. Babies and toddlers want to stay up and be part of the party! Good for them. Not so good for you.
How about schedule changes and priorities? What your child needs tends to change your life constantly. What was once important to you no longer compares to family time or watching your babies do their first anything.
Michael Napiltano, the founder of Preschool of Rock, has a new song that speaks to the parent and child relationship. Tiny is a beautiful duet with Michael and his daughter that highlights the strong bond between a parent and a growing child. In our music classes for babies and toddlers, everyone rocks out to this lush song. It’s our new anthem for the parent/child relationship. Even as your children grow they are still forever connected to you and will always be the star of your hearts. Now how about that nap?
What fun things are going on in your home as your baby develops into a wonderful person?
Changing nap times? New favorite foods? Singing them a certain lullaby? We’d love to hear from you!
The Lullaby of Broadway: