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There are just some kiddie songs that really grate on my nerves kwim. Barney's songs for instance get under my skin. I used to work in a daycare and I just tuned all the music out but I seem to have lost that talent. lol We like Raffi, the Laurie Berkner Band, The Terrible Twos. My 4 year old LOVES singing and my 2 year old is starting to sing a lot now (and do the cute little hand movements too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">) What would you suggest? TIA. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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They Might Be Giants!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">They Might Be Giants!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"></div>
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I really LOVE Tom Hunter's "Still Growing" cd! He just passed away last week, and was such an amazing man. The cd is still available on his website at <a href="http://www.tomhunter.com" target="_blank">www.tomhunter.com</a>.<br><br>
Also, Red Grammer is wonderful. "Teaching Peace" and "Hello World" are my favorite of his cds - available on his website at <a href="http://www.redgrammer.com" target="_blank">www.redgrammer.com</a>.<br><br>
All three of those cds are ones we own, and I've given as gifts many times. We have also been lucky enough to meet them both, and hear them play live. Wonderful, amazing, I promise you will love them!
 

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Putumayo Kids CDs are brilliant and not cheesy annoying kiddie stuff.<br><br><a href="http://www.putumayo.com/en/putumayo_kids.php" target="_blank">http://www.putumayo.com/en/putumayo_kids.php</a><br><br>
We love the African playtime on and the folk one.<br><br>
Also Raffi's-Evergreen Everblue is great, and it has an environmental message.<br>
You can listen to samples on Amazon:<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FEvergreen-Everblue-Raffi%2Fdp%2FB0000003HT%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dmusic%26qid%3D1214208847%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Evergreen-Ever...4208847&sr=8-1</a>
 

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Dan Zanes, They Might be Giants and <a href="http://store.musicforlittlepeople.com/tosise.html" target="_blank">The Toddler Sings Series</a> from Music for Little People are they're ultimate favorites (they like the kids singing on the Toddler Sings stuff.) I like the first two because it's more family music.<br><br>
Otherwise we listen to just anything -- rock, classical, punk, jazz, blues, etc.
 

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They Might be Giants<br>
Jack Johnson (not kids music, but he did the soundtrack for curious george)<br><br><br>
other then that, can't stand kids music!
 

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They Might Be Giants<br>
Barenaked Ladies (they have a new cd out right now)<br>
Jack Johnson<br>
Music Compilation CDs such as For The Kids & For The Kids Too
 

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Two that we love that haven't been mentioned-<br>
Elizabeth Mitchell- anything by her but our favorite CD is her first one, "You are My Sunshine." Beautiful voice, kid type songs but not too kiddy- does that make sense? Adult/traditional songs too that my son loves.<br>
Also, Jerry Garcia/David Grisman- Not For Kids Only. Awesome.<br>
Another vote for Jack Johnson's Curious George soundtrack.
 

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Try some of the Sandra Boynton cds. Most come with a songbook so the child or parent can sing along and a lot of the songs are really catchy. There are a variety of singers and styles of songs as well. Our favorites are Dog Train and Philadelphia Chickens.
 

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I was going to suggest Elizabeth Mitchell and Sandra Boynton too!<br><br>
Also, my kids loved Louis Armstrong.
 

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My recommendations:<br><br><a href="http://www.danzanes.com/pages/home_new2.html" target="_blank">Dan Zanes</a><br><a href="http://laurieberkner.com/site/" target="_blank">Laurie Berkner</a><br><a href="http://www.youaremyflower.org/home.html" target="_blank">Elizabeth Mitchell</a><br><a href="http://www.putumayo.com/en/putumayo_kids.php" target="_blank">Putumayo</a> - We have "Dreamland" and "Latin Playground"<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FStill-Same-Sweet-Honey-Rock%2Fdp%2FB00004YLOC" target="_blank">Sweet Honey in the Rock</a>
 

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they might be giants<br>
jonathan richman and the modern lovers (not kids' music, although he does a cover of wheel on the bus)<br>
trout fishing in america (I had students who just LOVED this)<br>
free to be you and me<br>
show tunes
 

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We don't do any kid's music yet, except the CD to her music class (DD is 21 mo).<br><br>
We listen to a lot of Simon and Garfunkel, Peter, Paul and Mary and stuff like that.
 

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i just listen to regular music. my son loves Johnny Cash, James Brown, Bob Marley, Patsy Cline...<br>
i see no reason to listen to annoying music when there is so much amazing stuff out there.<br>
i do sing all the kid classics to my ds though, yk "itsybitsy spider" "ole mcdonald" etc.
 
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