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Hush Little Baby

Posted by lbbartolomeo on July 14, 2012

This is one of my FAVORITE songs with so many great resources.  Hush, Little Baby


Using a Feierabend idea, I sing the song to the class without the book.  We may do this for a couple of class periods.  We might get out our stuffed animals and puppets and rock them since this is a lullaby.  Then over a period of a few weeks I use all the media below.

This wonderful book by Brian Pinkney uses African-American characters and some verses not in the traditional folk song.  LOVE IT!

Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures

The next book is illustrated by Marla Frazee and the Appalachian family is stuck with a crying baby.  My kids LOVE the reaction of the baby to all of the attempts to get her to go to sleep.  There’s some sibling rivalry infused, too.

This last version by Sylvia Long has a bunny family as the center of this classic folk song.  It adds a diversity to the main characters in the song.


Find the notation HERE.


The COOLEST video EVER!!!  Bobby McFerrin and a string trio (Yo-Yo Ma on cello, violin, string bass) performing Hush Little Baby in classic Bobby style.


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