Sunday, 15 January 2012

the power of music - part 2

You can find part one here

So today, I want to share with your our current choices and all time favourites when it comes to music for our children.  THey are not only disc made especially for children.
Keep in mind that these are our current choices, choices that are evolving through time, as our children grow.  This list will probably be completely different in a year, it would be fun to visit it then.
So without further ado:

Music for sleeping and relaxation:

X's choice for bedtime:

M's choice for bedtime:

Our current choice for E:

Other favorite choices:

Sleep baby (found on itunes)

Best nature sounds ( I cannot seem to find the exact one sorry)

Calm day music

The nutcracker: Can't find the exact album we own

I THINK  it is this one

Music for children / folkloric music IN FRENCH

Music of the world

Traditional music

These choices by Michael Olaf are our next tries


Discs to learn:

also available in english

And all the other ones in the series...

This next series is in french


X loves this one and plays it often in his room:

And they adore this remake of a Beatle song by Los Manolos!!  Dancing guaranteed!

Los Manolos

Another absolute favourite is Iz's somewhere over a rainbow

The Beatles seems to be the flavor of the month.  Will probably change eventually...

I'll add to this list as time go by, and when new favourites are found.


  1. Thank you so much! We have Cesario Evora, the Buena Vista Social Club and the Gypsy Kings here too. I feel a spending spree coming on!

  2. I haven't commented here before, but I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed these two posts about music! We could use some more music in our lives, and there are so many great suggestions here.

  3. I don't have any CD's to recommend :-/ but I think maybe harp music might be nice for children too? (Hope I didn't miss it already on your list!)

  4. We love music. I keep YouTube lists of different kinds of music from classical, instrumental, dance, gospel, praise/worship, seasonal... I try to keep it fresh for us and that's the tricky part. It's easy to get in a rut and listen to the same lists. Spotify and have recently come in very handy. The Sound of Music is a favorite album of Eva's recently but it can become too much of a good thing for us adults in the house, even though we all love it. is great in that we can create a Sound of Music playlist and it will play a SOM song interspersed among similar songs. The list that their computer generates is constantly keeping up with my input of what songs I give a thumbs up to (like Anne the musical) and the ones I give thumbs down to (Most any Disney movie :).