Friday, December 27, 2013

The Practice--Play Children's Songs

Mary Poppins movie, Wikipedia
We have many tools to deal with stress when it comes to musical vibration.  One way to deal with stress is to temporary distract ourselves by allowing us some playtime.  As adults we are usually bent out of shape by matters of consequence and matters of no consequence as the Little Prince character once told us.  And recently,  intuitive life coach Sonia Choquette and her daughter reminded us of how important fun and play are for our lives (in a e-newsletter).

So with all that in mind, I'm bringing you some childhood music gems from bygone eras.  By the way, you can listen to this music with adults, alone or with children.  You can sing along, whistle or dance to the songs if you prefer.  Whatever you decide, engage with the music beyond just listening to the songs.  And then when you have had your fun listening session that will no doubt keep you surfing YouTube for a good plus hour, write down the physical, emotional and spiritual results in your music diary.  You do have a music diary, no?

Wikipedia
BTW, I loved the song Let's Go Fly a Kite when I was a child.  You might want to watch the entire movies listed below too.  Even if you end up with ear worms at least the music is pleasant.











1. Spoon Full of Sugar from Mary Poppins
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8VHc49ZdP4

2. Let's Go Fly a Kite from Mary Poppins  (plenty of songs from this movie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA-g8YYPKVo

3. The Lonely Goatherd, The Sound of Music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRo0NlLYvwE


4. Whistle While You Work, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWoHsY-FDHU

5. Popeye the Sailor Man theme song 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDsfExzZgso

6. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, theme song 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTTzcXSLjhI

7. When You Wish Upon a Star, Peter Pan 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKh6XxYbbIc

You can substitute holiday music from the classical claymation movies such as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Santa Claus is Coming to Town, The Wizard of Oz, or other child movie classics.