It is always a joy to introduce music to very young children. Even pop music, especially from the 60s genre, if correctly selected, could prove fun and stimulating for the little ones.
Personally, grandson Joshie at 3 years old, sings a selection of 60s music with ease and pride, when he goes into his own rendition of, Fireball XL5, *Obladi Oblada, Wooden Heart (image), Big Boots, *My Bonnie, *Diana, Beautiful Sunday and The Chipmunks' Christmas Song. He sings them, he hums them and even shakes a leg to these melodies, just like a professional.
However, he learnt his simpler pieces and started off with Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star, I Hear Thunder, Ticky Ticky Tick (Frankie Laine) and Little One (Russ Hamilton) way before the real pops. He was only only one and a half then.
*Take heart with some lyrics from these songs.
Image: Elvis/Juliet Prowse/GI Blues. From: Elvis Movie Database.
Original article: Andy Lim