It wouldn’t be our Editors Picks of the Year if we didn’t give a shoutout to our favorite kids music of the year. And if you’re thinking, huh? Cool kids’ music? then clearly you haven’t spent a lot of time here!
For years now, there have been amazing kindie artists — lots of whom you might have known as adult artists first, like Lisa Loeb or TMBG’s Danny Weinkauf — putting out family friendly music that even parents can get down to. And for that, we are grateful.
So if you’re in need of some kids music that doesn’t make you scream, take a look at our favorite picks of 2016, which includes the Fids & Kamily winners of 2016 along with favorites from our staff, most notably Christina Refford who’s brought remarkable expertise, careful curation, and of course stellar taste to our music reviews for the past 8 years.
And hey, if you’re looking for even more great tunes, or maybe just a few singles to add to a road trip playlist, don’t miss our kids music downloads of the week over on Cool Mom Tech. Plenty of them, along with the albums below, are even available for free unlimited streaming for Amazon Prime members.
In no particular order…
CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate
Justin Roberts: Lemonade
Lisa Loeb: Feel What U Feel
Frances England: Explorer of the World
Andrew & Polly: Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast
Danny Weinkauf: Red Pants Band
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: Infinity Plus One
Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could: Press Play
The Not-Its!: Are You Listening?
Recess Monkey: Novelties
Mista Cookie Jar: Music Is Everywhere
The Okee Dokee Brothers: Saddle Up
Sugar Free Allstars: Sugar Free Allstars
Dean Jones: In My Dreams