Every month, we are here to help you inspire your child with some season-appropriate pieces of music.
Listening to music is not only enjoyable but is also beneficial in development many skills including coordination and self-confidence that will continue to be useful for your child throughout their lives.
In this summer chill out edition we’re listening to some more laid back and beautiful tunes as we unwind this in the lovely weather.
1) What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
The legend, Louis ‘Satch’ Armstrong, is widely known for his sublime jazz trumpet but in this song first recorded over 50 years ago we’re treated to some beautiful strings up front and centre of attention. The song was initially a flop in America, but it went straight to number 1 in the UK. Us Brits have great taste and we love Satchmo! This is a great bedtime song with its slower, tranquil pace. Do you agree Satch? Oooooh yeeeeaaah!
2) Perfect Day, Lou Reed
This is probably Lou’s most recognisable mainstream song. It is probably less well known that David Bowie and fellow Spider From Mars Mick ‘Ronno’ Ronson produced the track. Ronno, who arranged the strings on Perfect Day, was a classically trained violinist which enabled them to create a silky smooth, dream like soundscape. It is something that Ronno and Bowie used to great effect on a lot of early Spiders albums. This is the perfect song for a wonderful summer’s day. Best played during picnics.