Gone are the days of unlistenable songs! Modern children's musicians are set on creating music that parents can also enjoy. Here are five kids' albums that every parent should add to their family's music library.
Dan Zanes – House Party
Zanes is one of today's most popular names in children’s music and has several albums all geared for kids. His House Party album is one of the most accessible. Its up-tempo songs are sure to get your kids moving.
Laura Veirs – Tumble Bee
Tumble Bee is this Canadian singer-songwriter's first kids album. Laura is best known for her "grown-up" work, but ventured into children's music with this CD that she produced with husband Tucker Martine. On this album, they take classics from the Smithsonian Folkways collection and give them new life.
Gustafer Yellowgold – Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World
This fun album draws inspiration from 70s rock. It tells a fantastical tale of a bizarre creature who fell to Earth from outer space.
The Deedle Deedle Dees – Strange Dees Indeed
This Brooklyn-based rock band crafts catchy tunes about some of the most important historical figures. Their addictive lyrics and melodies are both educational and entertaining.
Jim Copp & Ed Brown – Agnes Mouthwash And Friends
This one is an oldie-but-a-goodie. The totally unique records created by Copp and Brown in the 1960s still hold up today. Their songs are full of strange, funny characters and memorable melodies. Kids of all ages love them.