My 2-year-old has never been particularly interested in music, unless you count his current interest in telling me to turn the radio OFF, Mommy, it’s TOO LOUD. (Note: it is NOT too loud, kid, I save the eardrum-bleeding stuff for when you’re not around.)
I do have a number of playlists on my iPod dedicated to kids’ tunes, though, just in case he stops being such a wet blanket about music sometime soon. Some of my favorites:
The Johnny Cash Children’s Album. It’s Johnny Cash! Singing children’s music! What’s not to like, unless of course you don’t like Johnny Cash, in which case the answer would be “everything”. I’m a Cash fan, so pretty much the whole album sounds good to me.
No: They Might Be Giants. This is one album I think I bought before I even had kids. It is, of course, awesome, as all things They Might Be Giants are. My favorite song is “Robot Parade”, if you’ve never heard it you really should get yourself a copy RIGHT NOW.
Catch the Moon: Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell. Remember Lisa Loeb? She had that song “Stay” that was kinda popular for a while? On this album she’s teamed up with the ethereal-voiced Elizabeth Mitchell and the result is a lovely collection of sweet, traditional children’s songs. Really pretty stuff, particularly charming for playing in a nursery.
What kind of music does your kid listen to? Do you like it too, or are you gritting your teeth while it plays?