Josh Pyke reveals what he sings to get his children to sleep

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 13 July 2017

8 mins

For the month of July Kinderling has been celebrating everything lullabies.

From the the science and history of lullabies, to an international music project connecting young mums at risk with their babies through lulllabies.

But singing to our children is a very basic, grass roots kind of thing, so what better way to complete the series than by speaking to a Dad who has made singing his life; award winning singer songwriter Josh Pyke!

Josh opens up about the importance of singing in his life, and even gives a gorgeous rendition of the songs his mother sang to him, and that he now sings to his children.

To see, read, and listen to all the exciting features on lullabies head over to our Lullaby Hub, and subscribe to our podcast The Lullaby Effect with award winning researcher and educator Dr. Anita Collins. 

Available via iTunes, Google Play, the Kinderling app, or wherever you download your podcasts.

Listen to more Arts & Entertainment segments

Makeup tips and tricks that'll have you looking and feeling great

Bern Fisers has travelled the world doing the makeup of famous actors and musicians What she’s learnt is that looking and feeling great doesn’t have to cost the earth. It…
13 mins

The Red Wiggle on Christmas, the spirit of giving and his enduring love of opera

Simon Pryce could be described as the most Christmassy Wiggle. He is red after all Simon talks about the spirit of giving at Christmas, and the inspiration behind his story …
11 mins

Scapegoat: When bullying is happening inside a family

Ava Keyes has written a very unique picture book It’s about a goat (Scapegoat) who gets blamed for everything in his family. Ava explains why she felt it was a…
6 mins

Fame, fortune, and feathers: Peking Duk's awesome picture book has a heart of gold

ARIA-award-winning Aussie electronic music duo Peking Duk (Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles) have released their debut children's book: DJ Duks. It's a cautionary tale about fame, fortune…
12 mins

A psychologist's advice: Helping a shy child navigate the world

We live in a loud and brash world, one that’s not all that accommodating to a shy child Dr Kimberley O'Brien is the Principal Child Psychologist (Educational and Developmental) from The…
10 mins

Michael & The Rockness Monsters: Making great music inspired by kids for all ages

Kinderling’s High Five Album of the week is Monster’s Ball by Michael & the Rockness Monsters Michael Napolitano is the lead singer of the hilarious and prolific kids band. Over…
9 mins