Editors Best of 2011: The coolest music for kids

Dan Zanes: Little Nut Tree

Picking our favorite of all the coolest kids’ music of 2011 is a little like picking among our children–so many incredible artists creating so many great albums, that even parents like them too.

Here, Christina’s top ten kids’ albums of 2011 based on her voting for the Fids + Kamily awards. (So in fairness, some of these came out late 2010. If you’re a stickler for details.)

Little Nut Tree by Dan Zanes (at top)

Best kids' music: The Jimmies

Practically Ridiculous by The Jimmies

Best kids' music: Frances England, Mind of My Own

Mind Of My Own by Frances England

Best kids' music: Flying! by Recess Monkey

FLYING! by Recess Monkey

Best kids' music: Brady Rymer, Love Me For Who I Am
Love Me For Who I Am by Brady Rymer

Best kids' music: Caspar Babypants Sing Along!

Sing Along! by Caspar Babypants

Best kids' music: Charlie Hope, Let's Go Play!

Let’s Go Play! by Charlie Hope

Best kids' music: Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock

Infinity Sock by Gustafer Yellowgold

Best kids' music: Lunch Money, Original Friend
Original Friend by Lunch Money

Best kids' music: Cat and a Bird

Cat and a Bird by Cat and a Bird

And three picks for singles we really love, should you be updating your MP3 playlists:

1. Mind of My Own by Frances England
Perfect lyrics that capture the spirit of newly independent toddlers.

2. Wake Up Baby! by Dan Zanes (with Shine)
One of our favorite new voices with one of the best known.

3. Baby Cloud by Caspar Babypants (featuring Rachel Loshak)
A haunting and gorgeous lullaby.

We can’t recommend this music highly enough if you are looking for some new music for your collection. Happy listening! -Christina

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