Wherever your family's celebrating Valentine's Day (home, school, or with grandparents or other loved ones), open your hearts and sing! Celebrate love and hearts with your kids with these fun-loving sing-along songs:
Hearts by Bari Koral is the first single from their new CD Anna & the Cupcakes , which just happens to come out on Valentine's Day 2012.
I Love You by Milkshake is a great pick for Valentine's Day, and has a beautiful home-movie video, too.
Place in Your Heart by Frances England is written from the toy's point of view and has a great intro of kids talking about their favorite toys and their place in their hearts.
Big Hug by Brett Band is a fun tune with lyrics like "just open up your arms and squeeze!"
Loving Kindness by Charity and the Jam Band is a love song based on the Buddhist practice of Loving Kindness and is available as a free download, for as the band writes: "Love shouldn't cost anything."
Happy Valentine's Day! What song would you add to this list? Please leave a comment below!
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Editor Judy Grover is the mom of two rambunctious boys, who, she admits, completely run the household. Like this "jokey" line admitting her feelings of parental inadequacy, her posts focus on the joys and challenges -- in the rawest, "real mom" way -- of raising her toddlers into considerate, thoughtful men in the face of demands from both career and peers.
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