There are countless reasons to visit your local library, and near the top of the list is the element of surprise.
As I was thumbing through some children’s music recently, I came across a Nine Inch Nails CD. Naturally, I assumed that it had been misfiled, but upon further examination, I realized that it was actually a compilation of Nine Inch Nails songs, remixed into lyric-less lullabies.
Imagine a song like “Closer” or “Hurt” played on the xylophone or triangle, and you’ll get the idea. These stripped-down, delicate remixes were interesting and novel enough to find their way onto my i-pod.
Parents: don’t restrict your children to the “same old, same old” music. Expose them to a wide range of sounds and rhythms; expand their repertoire and yours! Let them listen to pop, jazz, classical and folk; let them listen to music in other languages, too!
The Calgary Public Library has an extensive range of children’s music, including “Rockabye Baby!”.
Why not borrow some today, for your wee head-banger to be?