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DS loves listening to music and he has a 'favorites' list on youtube but lately they have had a lot of inappropriate (and unexpected) ads playing and one in particular today really scared him!

He is only 3 so he really enjoys being able to just click on the pictures of the songs he wants to hear (vs. reading titles, though he might be able to manage this). He likes kid music and adult music too. Are there any kid-friendly ad-free website similar to youtube? I can't afford something I'd have to pay for. He really wants to use the computer independently occasionally, without me supervising and censoring. It doesn't have to have videos, just music (in fact I'd prefer no video).

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I'm pretty sure you can create kid-music stations on Pandora.  He wouldn't be able to pick songs randomly to listen to doing that - but would get to rate them when he likes/doesn't like them.  I don't think it's ad-free, but I can't recall any ads recently that I felt were inappropriate for my kids (and they're shorter ads than on youtube usually).

 

 

I think sesame street had it's own portion of their website just with their songs/videos too - not so comprehensive in terms of music, but safe and there are quite a few fun songs we've enjoyed there. 

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I'm pretty sure you can create kid-music stations on Pandora.  

That's a good idea! I'm going to steal it.

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OK so we tried Pandora this week and he hates it -- he really likes being able to choose the song he wants, because he likes to hear the same songs over & over (and I mean they have to be EXACTLY the same, same artist, same recording, etc. don't ask me how he can tell different recordings...) So is youtube the only thing like that???

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crunchy i have been looking around for you ever since you posted your thread. 

 

and unfortunately the only answer i have for you is yes - it seems youtube is the way to go.

 

i tried going to different sites like putumayo and they do have the kind of thing you are looking for, but its VERY limited. and i dont think they have repeat. 

 

sounds like your son would really like an mp3 player which i know you cannot afford at this time :) maybe a christmas gift from a fairy?!! one day. 


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Do you use/have iTunes? He'd likely be able to listen & re-listen to the same favorites with that, with his own playlist and such, or browse through it, click on stuff he'd want.  You'd just have to put your own music on there (so, drawback to using youtube if you only have some of what he'd really like).    

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DS loves listening to music and he has a 'favorites' list on youtube but lately they have had a lot of inappropriate (and unexpected) ads playing and one in particular today really scared him!
He is only 3 so he really enjoys being able to just click on the pictures of the songs he wants to hear (vs. reading titles, though he might be able to manage this). He likes kid music and adult music too. Are there any kid-friendly ad-free website similar to youtube? I can't afford something I'd have to pay for. He really wants to use the computer independently occasionally, without me supervising and censoring. It doesn't have to have videos, just music (in fact I'd prefer no video).

 

Spotify. It is free and you can pick your songs. We listen to Spotify all the time, it has practically everything you can think of! Unfortunately, the free version does have ads, and there was an inappropriate ad this week that aired while we were listening to Carolina Gum Drops. The ad was for condoms, and my daughter's follow-up question after hearing it was, "What are condoms, Mom? Why do they need to be lub...luber....lubricated?" yikes2.gif

 

We used to listen to music at http://www.jitterbug.tv/ all the time, but they now switched it to a paid, subscrition service.


 

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