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London is probably the best city in the world in terms of activities for families and children including lots of free activities and events. We list here lots of initiatives that we believe London Mums and their children from babies to teenagers would enjoy especially at the most entertaining places such as the Science Museum, The V&A, Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich, West End shows, the London Eye, the London Aquarium, Kingston upon Thames, Chelsea, SouthBank and so much more.

In lockdown with preschool children? Sing-a-long with the Rainbow Collections

With so many families facing weeks of lockdown, we’re always on the lookout for helpful resources that will get you through weeks – or even months – of staying in your home. It’s the perfect time to explore different genres of music with your children and we’ve found a sing-a-long pot of gold.

Today we bring you Sing a beautiful collection of songs recorded by children’s music group The Rainbow Collections. Aimed at preschool age children, Sing is an album of timeless classics perfect for sing-a-longs at home (and crucially – the music is palatable for parents too!). 

Featuring enchanting covers of classics from the stage and screen, Sing is a fun 15-track collection of music including the likes of ‘My Favourite Things’ (The Sound of Music), ‘Tomorrow’ (Annie), ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head’ (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), ‘Somewhere’ (West Side Story) and ‘Moon River’ (Breakfast at Tiffany’s).

The world of Sing is expansive and kaleidoscopic. There’s a Cuban flavour to their version of ‘Good Morning Starshine’, an orchestral feel to ‘My Favourite Things’ (The Sound of Music), a laid back funky groove to ‘Tomorrow’ (Annie), and 15 other magical mystery tours into the heart of music – perfect for little kids and big kids alike.

So why not channel your inner Audrey, Julie or Gene and walk your little-ones through some of your nostalgic favourites on Sing today… 

Listen to Sing here.

The Rainbow Collections – Sing Full track listing:

  1. Sing 
  2. Catch A Falling Star
  3. Good Morning Starshine
  4. My Favourite Things
  5. You Are My Sunshine
  6. Don’t Worry Be Happy
  7. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
  8. Pure Imagination
  9. Tomorrow
  10. Sing A Rainbow
  11. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
  12. Moon River
  13. Somewhere (There’s a Place For Us)
  14. What A Wonderful World
  15. Blue Moon

The Rainbow Collections are musician duo Sophie Barker and Kevin Kerrigan (KK), who draw on their own musical knowledge and expertise to craft intricate, beautiful music for parents and children alike. Both prolific musicians and producers in their own right – Sophie worked with Zero 7 alongside Sia, whilst KK has composed film scores and collaborated with Brian Eno, Björk, Dido and more – they wanted to break through the monoculture of children’s music and produce quality material with cross-generational appeal.

You may be familiar with the group’s previous work: their version of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is the biggest children’s song on streaming platforms behind Baby Shark – quite an achievement! Each album The Rainbow Collections have released serves a different purpose, soundtracking bedtime with songs featuring white noise sounds (Lullaby), playtime (Toybox) and even Christmas (Snowflake) – let’s face it, we might be getting the Christmas tree out of the box soon for some extra entertainment.

Check out The Rainbow Collections…

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