Music is a powerful thing for kids. It can help with brain growth, language development and even social skills. But, let’s face it, a lot of kids' music is so grating on those mamá nerves. We’re looking at you CoComelon.
If you want to enjoy some tunes with your kids that you’ll both love, we’ve got you covered with the best mamá-friendly music for kids. There’s not a hot potato or a snowman in sight.
Music for kids to dance to
When you want to crank up the music and have a dance party in your living room with your bebés, you need to pick your tunes carefully. There’s nothing like watching your kids dancing to a song to realise how inappropriate the lyrics actually are.
Teeny Tiny Stevies
The Teeny Tiny Stevies was formed by Melbourne-based sisters, Beth and Byll, who also perform in indie-folk band, The Little Stevies. The music is fun, vibrant and totally dance party worthy.
The best part of the Teeny Tiny Stevies music is that it’s all geared towards kids with an educational and relatable element. There’s Boss Of My Own Body, I Ate A Rainbow, On The Toilet or even Baby In Mum’s Tummy. Good for grooving and for teaching.
Rock n’ roll for kids. That’s Bunny Racket. With song like Never Shake a Rattlesnake, A Chicken Is Not A Fruit and Rock Like An Animal, the music is a lot of fun and great for head banging in your living room.
We particularly like Get To Bed, which is a slightly different take on the pre-bedtime tunes but so very relatable. Whatever works, we say!
Trolls Movie Soundtrack
Even if you haven’t watched the Trolls movie, the soundtrack is actually one of the better kids’ movie soundtracks.
It’s got songs from Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and Gwen Stefani. They’re mostly upbeat, dance tunes but with a few slower songs added into the mix.
Music for kids that’s relaxing
The right music can have a really calming effect on your kids… and you. Whether it’s background music to keep the mood even or some music to listen to during witching hour, there are some super soothing options.
If you haven’t discovered Angie Who, you’re in for a treat. Based out of Sydney, she has an incredible voice and a country folk style.
Angie Who makes music for kids just as much as she does for adults and that’s why we love her so much. The lyrics are catchy and meaningful and the vibe is upbeat. It’s great for slow dancing and quiet cuddles on the couch. Pretty Little Baby and Let's Take a Walk are top picks!
Ants Ants Ants
Best described as a folk pop style, Portland-based Ants Ants Ants produces a mix of boppy tunes and laidback melodies.
Most Jack Johnson music is probably suitable for kids, but there is one album in particular that kids love. That is, Sing-a-longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George from Jack Johnson and Friends.
Johnson’s style is an eclectic acoustic, folk, pop but whatever it is, you can’t help but chill out when you listen.
Music for kids to sleep
Getting the kids to sleep is what it’s all about. Whatever you can do to make it stress free and easy is worth a try. Playing music for kids at bedtime can be a great way to calm them down and help them drift off to the land of nod.
Her cover of Somewhere Over The Rainbow is delightful and all of the songs are the perfect backdrop to a calm and happy bedtime.
Fans of the Presidents of the United States of America will be familiar with the name Chris Ballew, the lead singer of the band. He’s also Caspar BabyPants (great name) and quite the prolific producer of music for kids.
It’s not quite music, but Dinosnores is another option for bedtime. They’re actually guided meditations in the form of calming and relaxing bedtime stories.
There are a number of different stories to choose from, all with soothing background music designed to be used at bedtime.
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