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SilverSabre25 09:23 AM 03-12-2011
Music is an important part of curriculum, whether it's music they make themselves, music to dance to, or music on in the background while they play busily. I always have a really hard time finding kids music that I like enough to listen to and doesn't drive me batty; I figure I'm probably not alone in this. I thought if we start a thread (maybe a sticky?) with our favorite CDs, it could help everyone.

Some of my favorites:

SteveSongs (from PBS Kids)
Mae Robertson (Dream and All Through the Night are the one's I've heard and they're great lullaby CDs...or background music during free play)
Snacktime (by the Barenaked Ladies)
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blueclouds29 10:29 AM 03-12-2011
My dd loves Laurie Berkner Band! Great songs!
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Mr. A 12:28 AM 07-18-2012
I have a friend who writes and sings awesome kids songs. And they can definitely be enjoyed by people of all ages. His name is Will Parker. This is his website: http://willparker.co.nr
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nothingwithoutjoy 10:00 AM 07-18-2012
Nerissa and Katrina Neilds.
Elizabeth Mitchell
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dave4him 05:56 PM 07-18-2012
Mary Rice Hopkins make some great stuff, but i dont have any of it. We listen to Veggie Tales and some other kids tunes
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Unregistered 09:14 PM 07-19-2012
I'm going to have to go with Jack Johnson. The Curious George soundtrack was great.
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johnstephen1 04:56 AM 01-24-2013
Elizabeth Mitchell all time favorite.
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LK5kids 06:41 AM 01-24-2013
Dr. Jean-awesome!

Jack Hartman

Hap Palmer - yes, awesome too!

Greg and Steve!!!!

Charlotte Diamond

Kathy Poelker

These artists all have music kids partipate in for music and movement . Especially the first four. It's real easy to have H. Palmer on as background music.

Piggyback songs and Raffi are great for background music. Piggyback songs are put out by Kimbo Music. All the songs are kid's songs sung to familiar tunes. Great for b.ground music.
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Jewels 06:47 AM 01-24-2013
I love Jim Gill, he has great get up and move songs for kids, I saw him at a conference once, and just loved him, he also has a couple great books, and I always check his website for his tour dates hoping to find him coming to my area, so I can take my kids to one of his concerts. You can you tube his silly dance contest, thats a cute one.

We also love right now the gummy bear song on youtube, you can type in just dance kids, and get the wii dances on you tube, so the kids can dance along on the computer. and theres a mario dance song for the boys that they love
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My3cents 11:21 AM 01-24-2013
I love this thread........

I feel the same exact way Silver. I like music that doesn't sound like the same tone, with the same kids singing. I like a good mix. Favorite CD's I have, that are old now and I wish they would have continued with them- maybe they did and I am just out of the loop with it. For the love of our Children 1 and 2
Different artist performing different children's music. I also love for rest time Jewels Lullaby CD. I don't get tired of it.

Dr. Jean
Hap Palmer
Jack Johnson

I have a ton of Childrens Cd but always looking for something that I could listen to all day and not get sick of. Bumping this up for more ideas and inspirations.
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nothingwithoutjoy 11:33 AM 01-24-2013
Oh, I forgot to add Rani Arbo and Dasiy Mayhem.
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Blissful Kids 11:57 AM 01-24-2013
Jack Hartman. Hip Hop Humpty is pretty catchy! =)
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quailsgarden 01:25 PM 01-24-2013
We listen to a variety but my favorites are
Jack Johnson
Fred Penner
Raffi
Sharon, Lois and Bram
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daycare 01:42 PM 01-24-2013
I looooove

rafi
frank leto
the pool by recess monkies
van oodles


we love pandor kids radio they have some great songs on their for kids that are redone. I love the rock version of twinkle twinkle and itsy bitsy spider
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Largemouthfrog 09:22 AM 01-30-2013
www.largemouthfrog.net

They have just released their new website that has a free interactive section perfect for kids to learn about music and animals.
Their latest music video is below.
http://youtu.be/bw2nif3jt6w
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Sockhead Smith 01:08 AM 03-22-2013
If anyone is looking for songs for students (k-2) to sing along with or educational videos (The Five senses, Rhyming, Opposites...) you can take a look at my website: http://www.sockheadsmith.com
More downloadable material coming soon. All the videos are on youtube.
Feedback appreciated!

Thanks,
Freddy Shoehorn
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Unregistered 11:33 PM 03-30-2013
My friend has started a youtube channel with for nursery rhymes that are more soothing than annoying, at the moment he only has one video up (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star), and its only an instrumental, but he says that he is in the process of recording vocals to make a vocal version, and put up more songs soon.

https://www.youtube.com/user/FruityLemonMusic

I think its quite a beautiful version of twinkle star, and the video is also quite nice, and should be enjoyable to adults aswell as children, i certainly like it, and im 35. If you enjoy it, then please encourage him to make some more songs, i think he needs all the support he can get.

Anyways, i found this thread helpful for finding new music for my kids, and hope that my message is helpful to to other people too.

Jen
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Parent to be 04:09 PM 04-16-2013
https://soundcloud.com/******-aldrid...th-mouse-house

https://soundcloud.com/******-aldridge/dish-of-a-fish

please listen and tell me what you think
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Unregistered 02:15 PM 06-12-2013
My favorite kids music is by HEY KIDS! who make high energy educational rap music for kids!!

www.heykidsrap.com
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Rita21 02:49 PM 08-09-2013
I watch children's educational music videos on youtube with my kids almost everyday. There's a lot of good stuff there. For example, Toddler World TV (http://www.youtube.com/user/toddlerworldtv) is one of my favorites. The songs are written by Dr. Matthew J. Dorman (he's an ethnomusicologist), and his children's folk group is called The Little Blue Globe Band. I use Toddler World TV to teach my kids basic shapes, colors, etc. Check out The Flower Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBoHLbIicxY) -- it combines a lullaby with learning. Excellent. Another good youtube channel is Kidstv123. Lots of great content and original compositions. There are other channels, too. Make sure you scan the content first to make sure it's good for kids!
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Sunchimes 08:26 PM 08-09-2013
I just got Ziggy Marley's Family Time, and we are loving it. The sound is different enough to catch their imagination and make them dance.
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Familycare71 09:25 PM 08-09-2013
Originally Posted by blueclouds29:
My dd loves Laurie Berkner Band! Great songs!
I love Laurie!!! Lol
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Cradle2crayons 08:01 AM 08-10-2013
Originally Posted by Rita21:
I watch children's educational music videos on youtube with my kids almost everyday. There's a lot of good stuff there. For example, Toddler World TV (http://www.youtube.com/user/toddlerworldtv) is one of my favorites. The songs are written by Dr. Matthew J. Dorman (he's an ethnomusicologist), and his children's folk group is called The Little Blue Globe Band. I use Toddler World TV to teach my kids basic shapes, colors, etc. Check out The Flower Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBoHLbIicxY) -- it combines a lullaby with learning. Excellent. Another good youtube channel is Kidstv123. Lots of great content and original compositions. There are other channels, too. Make sure you scan the content first to make sure it's good for kids!
AWESOME recommendations!!! All of my kids LOVE LOVE toddler world tv!!!!!

I stream it from my iPad and they ask every day to watch a different video. Awesome for a rainy day. I have a program that will take YouTube videos and burn them onto a DVD. I make a few copies and send them home with the families. Free of course.

My special needs daycare child will stare with wonder over the flower song lol and because she's hospitalized at least once a month, her mom takes her YouTube DVD to the hospital with her to help keep her calm. Recently, she was admitted while at a doctor visit and her mom didn't have the DVD. The child CRIED literally the entire time until mom could get home to get the video.
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Cynthia 09:17 AM 11-14-2013
"Beagles Have Noses "is great . Hope they make thier goal.
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MNMommy2 01:01 PM 11-14-2013
We have Spotify on all the time here! What I like about it is when I play something it comes back with suggestions for similar music. I have found some great artists this way.
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jessrlee 07:29 AM 11-25-2013
I use the aol radio app. They have several kids channels. We also listen to audio books
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Daycaregranny 08:12 PM 09-27-2014
We use Pandora often. The Disney link is awesome! And it's free.
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