Music Picks for Kids - Part 1

Music is an excellent way to learn and enjoy language while moving to the beat.

Here are five children's music CDs to listen to with the kids: 

 

owl CD RaffiOwl Singalong by Raffi

The newest CD by world famous Raffi.  This collection includes his version of well-known songs, including foreign language offerings Somos El Barco in Spanish and Dans La Foret Lointaine in French.  The story of  Abiyoyo orginally done by Pete Seeger is retold here by Raffi. 

 

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jim gill NoisyJim Gill Makes it Noisy in Boise, Idaho by Jim Gill

Ear worms abound in this silly rhyming CD that captures the spirit of active children. Giggles and aroebics will get you up and moving around with your kids. See if you can keep up with the moves in the List of Dances.  Try any of Jim Gill's CDs for fun!  

 

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baby beetlesBaby Beatles! by Caspar Babypants

A great opportunity to introduce a new generation to the Fab Four. Cover versions by Caspar Babypants include well known songs such as, Here Comes the Sun, Penny Lane, Blackbird, and many more.

 

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european playgroundEuropean Playground by Putumayo World Music

Putumayo creates exciting collections that focus on world music for children.  This offering highlights European selections from the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Germany, England, France, Sweden, and more.  Check out other Putumayo CDs from around the world here.

 

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wiggleworms love youWiggleworms Love You by Old Town School Recordings

 

Chicago local institution, Old Town School of Music, holds classes for kids and families that use all of the wonderful music on this CD.  Versions of Looby Loo, Rain, Rain Go Away and Speckled Frogs, can't be beat.   

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