This has to be one of Liliana and my favorite past times. We love to sing and we love to find videos on YouTube to sing along and dance with. Amongst our favorite songs to sing are:
The Wheels on the Bus,
The Itsy Bitsy Spider,
Old McDonald had a Farm,
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Los Pollitos (in Spanish)
and the most recent is Baby Beluga by Raffi.
We listen to different arrangements of each song to find our favorites and we have a blast. Liliana particularly loves any song that has hand motions or body movements with them so today when singing Baby Beluga, I made up my own movements. It was actually quite funny because it was in the middle of a "toddler tantrum" when I broke out in song and dance with Baby Beluga and Liliana instantly stopped crying. She then started laughing and dancing around too. Even hours after this occured, I kept hearing her start singing "Baby Beluga, Baby Beluga". It was so cute. They were the only words she got from the song for now and it was adorable. I would sing along with her and do all the verses. It was one of those times when I was so in awe of my daughter at how bright and happy she is and how new and innocent the world is when you are 2 and 1/2 years old. I hope we never stop singing and dancing!