So it’s a pretty well-established fact that mornings are not a favorite time of day for most of us, and kids are no exception. Who wants to be woken up from the comfort of a restful slumber? Well, one way to ease your kids out of bed without frustrating alarm clocks and repeat visits to their room is to play some morning music to help ease your kids out of bed and also celebrate this under-appreciated time of day. You may opt to make a playlist and hook up your mp3 player to small speakers that you place near their pillows, or you may even play the music from the hallway.
You may want to first consult your kids. Ask them what sort of music will help them wake up in the morning. You may not like all their choices, but you should compromise and at least let several of their songs go on the playlist.
After that, you want to add in songs specifically for the morning. “Morning Has Broken,” which was written in 1931 and later made famous by Cat Stevens’ rendition of it, is a definite winner as a wake-up song. “Good Morning Starshine” from Hair is also a great choice. Sure, you may not permit your kids to watch that rather grown-up musical, but the song is a safe choice. The Brady Bunch’s “It’s a Sunshine Day” is an upbeat, catchy tune. It may be in your head all day, but it’s a delightful ditty. Another morning song for the playlist includes “Good Morning, Good Morning” by the Beatles. “Feelin’ Groovy” by Simon & Garfunkel and “Warm and Tender” by Olivia Newton-John are awesome, feel-good morning tunes.