Kids' Music Parents Won't Hate

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The Backyardigans: Born to Play

The Backyardigans: Born to Play

From the hit Nick Jr. show "The Backyardigans,"  the songs here are sung by actual children and vary by genre. “Born to Play” ($11.98)  is the show’s third offering and includes the five songs from their hilarious rock-opera and a cameo by Cyndi Lauper, among other things. Their first two discs -- “The Backyardigans”  and “Groove to the Music” -- are great, too.

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By Lylah M. Alphonse

Lylah M. Alphonse is a journalist, blogger, and mom and stepmom to five kids. She is a Senior Editor at Yahoo! Shine, writes about juggling full-time career and parenthood at The 36-Hour Day here at Work It, Mom!, and blogs about everything else at Follow her on Twitter: @WriteEditRepeat.

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  • Two other great ones: "Snack Time" by Barenaked Ladies (although try sharing the band's name with your 8 year old boy and see what happens) is awesome. Very funny, but if you ignored the lyrics about tadpoles, allergies, and a little boy having to wear his sister's hand-me-downs, you'd never know you weren't listening to "Stunt".
    Can't say enough about anything by Sandra Boynton, too. Especially Dog Train. This woman is a children's music genius; I use her albums in my classroom (K-5 Music) and my home (2 year old girl can't stop singing one Boynton/Ford song or another at all times).

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Meg D. on 19th May 2009