Singing Together in Urdu and Punjabi is a unique collection of 17 songs, rhymes and lullabies for singing with babies and young children. There is a spoken introduction – in English, Urdu, and Punjabi - about how singing with babies supports communication and language development. The song words and further information are also printed in English, Urdu and Punjabi in a 20-page CD booklet.
Click the links to listen to Nuzhat Abbas singing a couple of songs from the CD: Bulbul Ka Bacha (Baby bird), an Urdu lullaby, or Saun Ja Meri Rani (My darling girl), a Punjabi lullaby.
According to Sally Smith, CEO of Peeple, “This collection builds on a rich cultural tradition of music and song but has added an understanding of why singing helps parents bond with their babies and encourages learning. Confident use of the mother tongue has also been shown to enhance language development in other languages.
‘Today is the 45th day since we received Peep's CD Singing Together in Urdu and Punjabi and you will not believe that it’s playing every day in our house since then, and my youngest son who is 14 months old is enjoying every beat of it. It has given us that magic moment, the unforgettable pleasure of seeing him dance for the first time. He has found a friend and we have retrieved back our past. This is a great effort by Peep, and Nuzhat has done an exceptional work in selection and singing of the songs and lullabies, especially for making it available in Punjabi, our mother language.’
Mahmood Awan, Dublin
‘I heard all the loris, and for a while I felt myself in the lap of my mother hearing the sweet words. It is a priceless gift.’ Tarlochan Aujla, Toronto Canada