Love Songs

Toddler playing the piano at Bright Horizons day care

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to develop a sense of identity and belonging.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencils, markers, or crayons

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.


  1. Listen to songs that make you feel happy or songs about love and kindness. Talk about how music can be inspiring, uplifting, or mood changing.
  2. Write a poem about something you love. It might be “Ode to My Dog” or “I Love Chocolate Ice Cream.” Try setting the poem to music.
  3. If your child is interested, record them performing their song to send to grandparents or other relatives.
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In 1986, our founders saw that child care was an enormous obstacle for working parents. On-site centers became one way we responded to help employees – and organizations -- work better. Today we offer child care, elder care, and help for education and careers -- tools used by more than 1,000 of the world’s top employers and that power many of the world's best brands
Toddler playing the piano at Bright Horizons day care