Sea chanteys (or shanties, if you'd like to introduce your preschooler early to the world variant spellings) are easy-to-remember, easy-to-belt-out songs that help pass the time when you are manning the sails or pulling the oars. Or just sitting in traffic to get across town.
Here are some of our favorites for your little pirates, mermaids or confirmed landlubbers:
Pirates are the dinosaurs of this preschool generation. (Just like pesto was the quiche of the '80s, for you When Harry Met Sally fans out there.)Yes, the dinos are still as big as ever (literally if they weren't extinct as well as figuratively), but... read more
Left to their own devices at the beach, little children invariably turn into collectors. It it is almost impossible to leave a beach without a pocketful of shells, rocks, seaglass, sand dollars and plain old sand too. But we can't really blame them. ... read more