My Toddler's Favorite 'Grown Up' Songs
Why listen to children's music when there are songs that both parents and kids can enjoy?
As a mom to a three-year-old, I’ve put in my time with the at-first hilarious, but inevitably tortuous children’s music. I’ve had my share of “Johnny, Johnny? Yes, Papa” and “baby shark, doo doo doo do do do” and the rest of the toddler top 40.
But why listen to children’s music, when there’s plenty of songs that both parents and kids can enjoy? She may not be ready for Gucci Mane and Tupac (maybe Dear Mama?), but after scrolling through my Spotify playlists, I started introducing her to some songs I thought she would enjoy.
Here’s some of my favorites from Avery’s playlist:
Cheek-to-Cheek, Frank Sinatra
Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars
September, Earth, Wind and Fire
Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
Remember the Time, Michael Jackson
Boo’d Up, Elle Mai
Just My Imagination, The Temptations
A song I left off the playlist is Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off. She discovered it via the movie “Sing!” and I have heard that song approximately one billion times over the course of two months. No. more. please.