Listening to kiddie songs repeatedly can be tiresome for adults. So, we compiled a list of kiddie music for the whole family that everyone will love!
Kids and music go together like peanut butter and jelly. Before kids stand, walk, sing, or even talk, they can dance and respond to music. Music can be soothing and uplifting, help us process our emotions, and energize us when we’re down.
Listening to music and dancing develops a child’s brain in many ways! For example, listening to music develops motor and auditory skills. It increases cognitive development and improves verbal and nonverbal reasoning.
We all know Raffi, Laurie Berkner, and the Wiggles, and they’re all great, but many great kiddie bands and musicians are out there when you need something different.
For online fun, try out our newest music game, Birds on the Wires, which lets your child play along with familiar tunes or compose their masterpieces!
Read below to check out some of the best kiddie music for the whole family!
The Muppets never went away, and if you loved the muppets as a kid, share these witty and talented puppets with your little ones! Check out The Muppets Mayhem, an all-new musical TV Show that premiered on Disney+ in May 2023.
The Muppets are musical geniuses and do much more than rock! From folk to show tunes to Christmas, the Muppets have something for everyone and make great music for dancing!
Lunch Money’s tagline is indie rock for the whole family — and they aren’t kidding! Their fun, unique kiddie music for the whole family has topped the charts on XM/Sirius children’s radio. While the band is no longer together, you can still listen to their tunes on their website and streaming sites like Amazon Music.
If you were a kid or teen in the 90s, you might be familiar with this quirky indie band. They’re also the geniuses behind the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Hot Dog theme song. Their funky and fun album, Here Come the ABCS, is a great way to rock out with your toddler or preschooler while learning their letters!
Love hip hop? Then, your kids will love Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. Funky beats and mixes combine with kid-friendly lyrics for a stomping good time. Check out their album, Make Believers, and be sure you don’t miss “You Gotta Be You.”
Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids. The band tours yearly, so look for them at family festivals around the Baltimore/D.C. area. If you’re not on the East Coast, visit their website to listen to their songs!
Putumayo is an excellent way to expose your children to music worldwide. From funky bossa nova to chill French jazz to folky Celtic vibes and upbeat Latin dance music, this is some of the best kiddie music for the whole family.
Since music is an excellent way to teach about other cultures and diversity, Putumayo is the ideal way to start teaching them about the big wide world. Break out some instruments, dance, and play along for added fun!
If you’re a child of the 90s, chances are the sounds of Jewel graced your stereo. Now, they can grace your nursery, too. Her album, The Merry Goes ‘Round, is a mix of classics and original kids’ songs incorporating a menagerie of musical styles. Don’t miss “Give Me the Rainbow.”
Updated July 19, 2023, by L. Elizabeth Forry