Most children love music, and some of the best times we have together, at the daycare are spent listening and dancing to music.We listen to an eclectic variety of music, some by children's singers; classical music such as The Nutcracker Suite; music from the early 60's - such as "It's My Party"; or "My Boyfriends Back" (with their simple beat these are quite fun for dancing to); Elvis; Beatles; Feist; Celine Dion, - many popular songs and performers can be enjoyed by young children.
We listen to a cd of naptime music by Kenny Loggins, now and then, at quiet times. Return to Pooh Corners was made in 1994, and won The Grammy Awards that year.
I like his version of Blackbird, written by Paul McCartney. However, instead of sharing Kenny Loggins version here, which is meant for children, I decided to search for a few other performers, that would appeal to adults, so to speak. :)
There are several differing stories of how McCartney came to write this tune, but I don't think it's really necessary to know the history of the song to enjoy it.
In this You Tube video, Sarah McLaughlin sings Blackbird. The music is from the soundtrack of the movie "I Am Sam". The photography in this video is beautiful, I think - I love the birds.
McCartney wrote Blackbird, in 1968. Here is a video of him in 2009 - 41 years later performing this song live.
I hope you might enjoy these two videos, and that the cheerful tune, and hopeful words might provide a little sparkle to your day.