Have you been paying attention to the sounds of summer? I started making my own list a couple of weeks ago, and it’s really been a lot of fun.
My ears are usually filled with other sounds – more specifically, the sounds of kids’ music, since that’s what I write about on Swing Whistle Zing.
But for summer, I’m giving my ears a different focus and paying attention to the sounds of the world around me.
I’m not always a stellar memory keeper, but everyday noises such as an owl hooting, children laughing, or squeaky wheels on a bike create an opportunity to make an imprint in your brain — a sound memory.
Some of my favorites? Slurping ice cream, birds singing outside my window while visiting my childhood home, laughter during a heated game of brotherly chase, calls of “ready or not, here I come!” in the park, the slapping sound of bare feet running around, and the boom of 4th of July fireworks.
To add a little soundtrack to your sounds of summer, I created a Summer Sampler Playlist for Simple Mom readers, highlighting some great kids’ music tunes from artists I’ve featured recently on Swing Whistle Zing. I think you’ll find this family friendly collection makes a great accompaniment to your next backyard barbeque or some fresh sounds for a family road trip.
You can find the whole playlist on Spotify (or if you’re interested in purchasing the playlist, you can do that here). Artist names are linked to the review on Swing Whistle Zing, in the event you find one you love and want to hear more.
May you enjoy some summer moments as happy as lazy raisins in the sun.
Sounds of Summer Playlist
Lazy Raisins : Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke
KidQuake! : The Not-Its!
Roller Coaster : Kira Willey
Lemonade Stand : Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band
Orangutan Van : SteveSongs
Beach Ball : Recess Monkey
Sunshine Through My Window : Play Date
Tomboy in a Princess Dress : Suzi Shelton
Mosquitoes : Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights
Turn Around : Cat Doorman
Would you like to know what sounds some of my favorite kids’ musicians are enjoying this summer? Check out my Sounds of Summer interview series, happening on Wednesdays through Labor Day.