What are your favorite songs from a parent to a child?

I have always sung the Barney song, "I love you, you love me, we're a happy family, with a great big hug and a kiss from me to you, won't you say you love me too!"

I have also sung a Sharon, Lois and Brahm song, "Skiddermarinky dinky dinky, Skiddermarinky do, I love you. I love you in the morning and in the afternoon! I love you in the evening and underneath the moon! Skiddermarinky dinky dinky, I love you!"

I use to sing "You are my sunshine to my oldest" not so much to my other children since I always felt it was my song to my oldest because she's always been a ray of sunshine - outgoing, friendly and full of smiles.

Those are the only ones I can think of. Are there others I should know about? What do you sing to your children?

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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    05/22/14
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    8Theresa Gould
    We sing hymns and other Christian songs, little scripture songs....for this post I was thinking specifically parent/child related based on the question! :)

    We don't necessarily like Barney, that song has just been so appropriate for our family. :)
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      05/22/14
      Oh man...so many! You Are My Sunshine is a common one I sing to him.
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        05/22/14
        4Heather Lincoln-Prough
        I sing twinkle twinkle little star while messing with their hair. After a little bit I hum it and soon they fall asleep. Sometimes my youngest will request the ABC song. I love that he will sing it with me.
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          05/22/14
          Tessa
          I sing all 3 of those plus Jesus loves me and the abc's. There's so many.
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            05/22/14
            I sing the Skiddermarinky dink song, the you are my sunshine, I love you a bushel and a peck, and a few others to my son.
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              05/23/14
              Trema
              I have a special/specific song for each of my girls. It wasn't done intentionally, but they sort of individually chose their favorite and now at bedtime each will request "Sing, MY song Mommy".
              Juliette-It's a web like a spider's web...(I have no clue what the actual title is) My mother always sang it to us.
              Caralyne-You are my Sunshine
              Eleanore-He's got the whole world in His hands(we add/change who He has)
              Of course there are bits and pieces to 50 others that we/I sing to them. Whatever pops into my sleep deprived head as they fight sleep. We do tend to stick with hymns for the most part.
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