Music, sweet music. Something the whole fam can enjoy until your two year old starts singing, “I want to take a ride on your disco stick.” Um… always difficult to find the right mix of enjoyable tunes for both YOU and your wee ones without being offensive. Lately, Breezy Mama has come across a few to boogie to together and also consulted music mom-friendly expert Alison on great CD’s with lyrics that won’t frighten your grandma when your child sings them.
5. Many Hands
With songs from a variety of artists from Pete Seeger to family hip-hop star Secret Agent 23 Skidboo, the proceeds from this sweet CD benefit Haitian People’s Support Project. With 22 tracks to sing along to, you are bound to rock out from drop off to pick up and everything in between. To purchase from Amazon for $12.99 — click here!
4. Mighty Good Day by Hullabaloo
Out here in good ‘ol Southern California, if a birthday party is done right, it involves Hullabaloo. In fact, after Alex first wrote about them, I booked every mom’s favorite guitar player Steve asap for my daughter’s first birthday party… then saw him at Alex’s daughter’s first… followed by a preschool fundraiser… and several more parties and events to come. We’re big fans and don’t even get me started on music mom-friendly expert Alison’s feelings (kidding Alison… kind of….). Once again, their latest CD — Mighty Good Day — is a whole lot fun and is sure to have you rockin’ like a California girl.
To purchase from Amazon for $17.49, click here!
3. Despicable Me [Soundtrack]
After seeing Despicable Me for the second time (you know how that goes), I once again found myself rocking out to the music when it occurred to me: I need this CD! With several of the songs by Pharrell, some Robin Thicke and the Bee Gees and more thrown in, I’m completely convinced this soundtrack was aimed specifically at us parents. To get a little Minion Mambo thrown into your minivan or SUV, purchase from Amazon for $8.99 — click here!
2. Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants
My kids play “Here Comes the ABC’s” also by They Might Be Giants, so I was happy to hear of this pick by Alison. Honestly, you will forget that you have kids music on, but after your second coffee, you will start cracking up as you begin to pay attention (Oh, and don’t be surprised if you learn some science…).
To purchase from Amazon for $10.97 (vs. $18.98), click here!
1. Family Tree by Frances England
Taking it down a notch or two, this folksy CD has “time to mellow everyone out” sung all over it. Alison introduced me to it and I’m sold! Sleepyhead Mommy is a particular favorite song… hmmm… wonder why. To purchase from The Land of Nod, click here!
All of the above CD’s have been added to the Breezy Mama store – click here!
-Or- mix them up and create your own CD with your li’l one by your side from your favorite songs from the above picks on iTunes — click here!
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