Broaden your kids’ musical horizons with this collection of 21 recommended CD’s and playlists. From blues to bluegrass, classical to classic country, you’ll find music for kids that will keep you humming, too. (And not in the I-can’t-get-that-annoying-nursery-song-out-of-my-head kind of way.) Great for home, the classroom, as well as the drive to and from.
To all the teachers and parents out there who can’t take another version of the baby shark song, (unless that’s just me?) here’s some good news: kids like other music, too!
The Gipsy Kings are just as fun to dance to, trust me.
A sometimes forgotten Montessori principle is, “give the children the best.” And, surely, it gets better than a cartoon soundtrack. (They agree.) So whether you plan on setting up a music nook in your home or classroom, or just switching up the car tunes, check out this list of 21 CD’s and playlists to introduce your kids to music that they’ll love for life.
Maybe little Bert will discover he has a thing for zydeco.
Music for Kids That’s Not the Wiggles
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😍 denotes my very favorites
👉🏻Bluegrass Playlist (Alison Krauss and Union Station, The Stanley Brothers etc.)
Romance of the Violin (Joshua Bell playing Puccini, Debussy etc.)
👉🏻Classic Country Playlist (Johnny Cash, Dave Stamey, etc.)
Fair Thee Well Love, The Rankin Family (Canadian folk music) 😍
The Red Crow, Altan (Traditional Celtic) 😍
Chez Toots, Toots Thielmans (harmonica) 😍
This list is just to get the wheels spinning! There’s so much wonderful music out there that kids can appreciate. And if they’re not interested in the first CD or playlist that you try, don’t give up! Pay attention to what your kids are interested in, and use their interests to help you discover new music together.
Share your music recommendations with us in the comments!