CHILDREN'S FOLK SONGS
Family kitchen dance party time
It wasn't until I had a child that I discovered the musical genre 'children's folk music'. Not all of it is shrill or annoying. Music can put us in a better mood and make us dance. It can also help empathise with the artist. Song lyrics (like all media) are one way babies absorb narratives and form their world view. This was my thinking when I compiled a playlist for baby of things I approved of! Here it is on Spotify.
WORDS AND MUSIC
Sarah Pirtle has released several albums for children on a range of topics, including a science album with a song about quarks. She has written a book about education for the Center for Partnership Studies and teaches conflict transformation in schools.
Sarah Pirtle on Spotify