Soothing Sleep Music for Kids (and Spotify Playlist)
Are you looking for the ideal sleep music for kids? We've got you covered. Bedtime will be a breeze with this playlist.
Music is a part of everyday life — it can lift our moods, energize us — and calm us down. We designed Jooki with child development in mind, and nothing is more important to growing brains and bodies than sleep. We know our kids need to sleep … but we also know it isn’t always that straightforward.
As many as 50% of children will experience a sleep problem. Often, kids will eventually grow out of their sleep resistance, but at the time, it can feel overwhelming for parents. You want the best for them, but they seem determined to thwart their bedtime routines at every step. We understand the temptation to give up, but the sooner you intervene and create a soothing environment, the sooner your kids will learn to put themselves to bed.
Did you know music can make a significant difference at bedtime? There is research to suggest music has a direct impact on the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps our bodies relax and prepare for sleep. But the type of music you play certainly matters. You want something mellow, low-tempo, and calming. With this in mind, we at Jooki have researched the ultimate sleep music for kids.
To make your lives easier, we’ve compiled the music below into a Spotify playlist. Simply sync it up to your Jooki and settle down for a soothing night.
Before We Get Started: Tips For Winding Down
Before we go ahead and share our sleep music for kids, we thought we’d give our top tips for a calming bedtime.
- Cut back on screen time. The blue light emitted by screens isn’t great for your kid’s circadian rhythm. It also tends to get them amped up at a time when you want them to wind down. For further information, check out our blog post on reasons to cut down on screen time.
- Start bedtime at the same time each day. This means weekdays as well as weekends. It also includes holidays. Your nighttime routine will be so much smoother if you keep it consistent.
- Keep your routine consistent. This includes everything from dinner time to when your child lies down their head to go to sleep. For many, this will include bathtime and a book (learn more about the importance of the bedtime story for kids). Do the same things at the same times and keep the timings (duration) the same for each activity, so your child knows what to expect.
- Be respectful of your child’s sleep. This means keeping a calm environment in the rest of the house. If your child can hear you playing music or watching television in another room, they will want to come and spend time with you. This doesn’t mean you need to put your lives and fun on hold, but try to keep the volume down.
- Give your child some choices to make — don’t take control over every single aspect of the nighttime routine. Let your child decide what night clothes they want to wear, what book they will read — giving them a bit more autonomy will make bedtime less scary.
Soothing Sleep Music for Kids
This playlist is carefully laid out, including sing-along songs and instrumental music designed to calm and soothe your child.
1. Puff The Magic Dragon
2. A Whole New World
3. I See the Light
4. Can You Feel The Love Tonight
5. Over the Rainbow
6. Brahms Lullaby
7. Bella's Lullaby
8. Spa Music
10. Tranquil Ocean
11. Serenity Track
12. Dreaming to Fly
13. Sleeping Trees
14. Eternal Love
15. Golden Slumbers
Do you have any tracks you think should be on this sleep music for kids playlist? Let us know!
Jooki is the best music player for kids. Kids love the colorful characters and taking control over their listening. Grab yourself a Jooki and give your kids the gift of independence.