Music (that isn't horrible) for little kids?
Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:19 AM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:30 AM
Both my kids at age 2 were inexplicably fond of Tonio K's album Romeo Unchained. There's something charming about a toddler singing, "It's a jungle out there/It used to be a garden."
When her language skills catch up with her love of music, my two-year-old is going to be a performer. I've been gradually building a Spotify playlist for her and am looking for suggestions? Are there any particular songs you or your children especially loved when you/they were very young?
Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:42 AM
We have a an evening routine that involves watching 15 minutes of Curious George after dinner before story time, a song and prayers. My cable package recently added a music channel called Paladia and my wife wasn't home so I went wacky and had the kids to watch that instead of the man in the yellow hat. (It was an Oasis concert).
And then I was told by my daughter: "That's not music. That's rock 'n roll!"
That's a long setup to say that outside of the normal Sunday School songs, "You Are My Sunshine" is the song we sing the most. There is a current song called "If I Die Young" that she wants to sing all the time and it is sorta catchy. I know the chorus and it is completely possible that the lyrics to the verses will have something that will horrify me if I paid attention, but I haven't and probably never will.
The only non-hymn I remember from childhood is C'mon Ring Those Bells and songs from Take 6. Petty's "I can't decide which is worse" resonates.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:03 AM
We give our kids CDs when they're going to bed. My daughters surprised me by gravitating toward Miranda Lambert's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." (They chose it one night off my shelf. I didn't offer it to them. I don't know what drew them to it. What they must be thinking of the lyrics to the song that opens that recording is something I wonder about as I close the door and say, "Good night.") They also like Alison Krauss.
My boys are enjoying Rocknocerous. They still love Bible Songs CDs and Veggie Tales, etc.
Edited by Christian, 27 April 2012 - 11:04 AM.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:57 AM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:21 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:20 PM
http://coaltrainrailroad.com/ (this one is a good jazz project, including, for example, Jeff Coffin (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones / Dave Matthews Band) on sax.)
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:50 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:16 PM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:37 AM
She also likes the typical kids CDs - Bible songs, nursery rhymes, traditional kids songs (wheels on the bus, etc.).