When I was a little girl, I played alone a lot, my sister Lori was born when I was three and a half, and Heidi when I was five, so I had a lot of solitary pursuits to keep me busy, including paperdolls and coloring books.
One of my favorite things was playing my records, and I still have three that were my special picks.
' Toyland' was another favorite, and of course I knew 'Jesus Loves Me' from Sunday School.
'Would you like to swing on a star?' I think they must have thought a little kid would be more interested in being a mule! It does tend to capture your attention.
Some of the old nursery rhyme songs were more well known than others, I can't remember how 'The Three Little Kittens' went, but 'The Farmer in the Dell' and 'Old McDonald' are easy to sing.
Another top favorite that I could still listen to over and over is "Peter and the Wolf", which I think I still have somewhere around here. It was so much fun to learn the sounds of the different musical instruments.
How could I leave out the best of all: 'Tina the Ballerina'. They actually wrote a song with my name in it! Later when my little sister Heidi was born, that got topped, because they had a whole MOVIE about her. LOL.
Excuse me, I need to go pull out my 'record player' and get busy listening and singing along.