The world of children's music is rife with theme albums – CDs about the sea, CDs about dinosaurs, CDs about school, and so on. But these concept discs are not easy to pull off. The gimmick can feel forced by the fifth track, or it may start to...The world of children's music is rife with theme albums – CDs about the sea, CDs about dinosaurs, CDs about school, and so on.
There have been so many new kids' music albums released in the past couple of months that it's hard to narrow down our picks to just a handful. But, here are some of the best, most noteworthy new releases for your wee ones' next impromptu dance...Here are some of the best, most noteworthy new music releases for your wee ones' next impromptu dance party.
Some great family music albums have been released throughout 2010, including Frances England's "Mind of My Own," Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's "Underground Playground" and Caspar Babypants' "This is Fun!" But four of my personal favorites squeezed in just...Four musical favorites for kids squeezed in just at the end of the year.
With every passing day, the line between the kids' music scene and the indie music scene blurs a bit more. If you don't have indie artists recording their own CDs for kids, you'll see them making guest appearances on other people's family-music...Indie rock tunes for kids? The morning carpool just got cool.
Whatever genre you want, you can find it in children's music. Illustration: Christopher HealyOnce upon a time, children's music was nothing but folk. Or at least it seemed that way. From the '60s, right on through the end of the last...Nowadays, it's hard to find a genre that the family music scene hasn't touched upon, so your child's musical education can be as widely varied as you like.
In 1991, the Wiggles released their first album and the monochromatic Aussie quartet became that decade's megastars of children's music. Almost two decades later, they're still at it, having just put out their, oh, let's say 300th CD, Hot Poppin'...
Bari Koral will cure young couch potatoes. Credit: Loopytunes Rock and Roll Garden by Bari Koral Family Rock Band Some children's artists rely on gimmicks to draw audiences; others bank on gearing their sound toward parents and hope to...
Unlike some parents, when my 8-year-old pops in her Jonas Brothers CD, I don't breathe a heavy sigh and grit my teeth. I smile and sing along. Not only do I know all the words to the songs, I actually like them. I am not saying this as a parent...