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Mother’s Day is almost here! I have some songs and lullabies to share in honor of Mother’s Day.
I became a mother almost four year ago, and I still can’t believe how fast the years have been going by. The other day, I saw Nichole Nordeman’s video for her song Slow Down, and it was such a good reminder to embrace each day as mothers. If you haven’t seen the video, you can check it out below. But as a warning, it is a tear jerker. I was not able to finish the song in one sitting.
It’s amazing the power that music has to create lasting memories in our lives. Last year, I wrote a post on a Mother’s Day singing telegram craft. This year, I want to highlight some children’s lullaby books that are perfect for enjoying while rocking your little babies to sleep. They aren’t all official lullabies, but they are books that you can easily sing as lullabies during your bedtime routine.
Lullaby books for Mother’s Day
- Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
This book isn’t exactly a lullaby, but you can easily make it into a lullaby by adding a simple tune to the song the mother sings. This is probably my favorite children’s book, although it’s also a sad story.
- Llama, Llama Nighty Night by Anna Dewdney
This book also isn’t a lullaby, but we sing it to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. This is part of our nightly bedtime routine, and has been since our oldest was born almost four years ago. He can sing along with me now!
- All the Pretty Little Horses: A Traditional Lullaby by Linda Saport
This book goes along with the classic lullaby. The illustrations in this book are so beautiful!
- Lala Salama: A Tanzanian Lullaby by Patricia MacLachlan
This book isn’t exactly a lullaby either, but you can make up a simple melody for the refrain “Lala Salama”, which is repeated throughout the book!
- Over the Rainbow performed by Judy Collins
This book includes a recording of the classic song!
- When You Wish Upon a Star performed by Judy Collins
This book also includes a recording of the song performed by Judy Collins
- Hush Little Baby: A Folk Song With Pictures by Marla Frazee
I love this lullaby because it is so silly! This book has really funny illustrations to go along with the lullaby, too! Parents who feel exhausted by the thought of bedtime will especially be able to relate!
Need more inspiration for lullabies?
You can also check out this post I did with tips on how to choose a lullaby for your child!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend celebrating with your loved ones!