penny February 21st, 2012
I may not be the biggest Christian now, but when I was little I was introduced to a lot of Christian music. I think I had a short blog about this before, and I might just link to it if I find it.
Anyway, the purpose of this post is to present this link http://www.nubeat.org/Albums.html. This is a website that lists and links to low quality mp3s of a LOT of christian music specifically written for children. One word from me: Nostalgia.
If you are, for any reason, interested but unable to pick, I’d recommend the following albums: Little Things, Sweet Dreams Tonight and Say I Love You.
For specific song recommendations, I recommend the following for some “life lessons” – and they’re not necessarily exclusively Christian values, but those marked with * are about belief in God, so you can skip those if you’re not interested:
From the album “Little Things“:
If you Give Love You Will Receive Love = a lesson in “loving your neighbour” or in non-christian speak, a step beyond altruism? =) some may disagree but that’s how I see it. I once sang this song while I was in grade school (thank heavens there were no video cameras around!)
Don’t Give Up = as the title implies, keep on trying (wipe away the tears and don’t give up)
Do It Now = discourages procrastination
*Magic Painter = I like the metaphor
*He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands = this song I eternally associate with Steve Buscemi coz of the film Con Air
From the album “Sweet Dreams Tonight“: I love this mainly coz each tune is a lullaby, and I sometimes hum them to my daughter too while I lull her to sleep
*Did I remember = a reminder to pray to thank God for everything
*There Among The Stars = a song about heaven
Little Eyes = a lovely melodious lullaby, the very first one I instinctively sang to our little girl from the night she was born
Sweet Dreams Tonight = another lovely lullaby
From the album “Say I Love You“:
Say I Love You = I just pretty much love to imagine that my daughter will learn to “say I love you one hundred times a day” as this song instructs, or at least “put I love you in every word you say”