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.



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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…

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Justin Roberts:  Lemonade

Lisa Loeb:  Feel What U Feel

Frances England: Explorer of the World

Andrew & Polly:  Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast

Various: Let All the Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie

Danny Weinkauf:  Red Pants Band

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo:  Infinity Plus One

Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could:  Press Play

Best Kids Music of 2016: 14 fantastic albums selected by the editors of Cool Mom Picks

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