When J was deployed, I used to bring Evyn to my room in the mornings so she could play and watch PBSKids or Disney while I slept in a little. Every time this Choo Choo Soul lady came on, E would start hopping around the room and singing. And, I'll admit, I kinda enjoyed the beat, too. I noticed they had several different songs so I went looking for a cd.
At the time it was only available for mp3 download, but here it is on Amazon in both CD and DVD format:
We downloaded it and went on to listen to it in the car quite a bit; I recently took it out for Ashlyn. The tunes are catchy and the cd covers a range of styles within the soul genre.
Since then, I've run across a number of cds that seem to be marketed to both kids and the parents that are stuck in the car with the music, including Snacktime by Barenaked Ladies:
and the folksy, catchy You Are My Little Bird by Elizabeth Mitchell (which I might buy just to hang the cd cover in a frame):
If you get a chance, preview "Little Liza Jane" and "Three Birds." I love this woman's voice!
You can preview all of the songs for yourself at Amazon.com in the links listed. Enjoy!
We love both of Elizabeth Mitchell’s cds and by we, I mean the grown-ups and kiddos. Thanks for the BNL idea!
Our absolute favorite right now is Dog Train, written by Sandra Boynton and performed by various rock groups. Dan Zane’s Catch That Train is also pretty awesome.
we have the barenaked ladies and all the liz mitchell CD’s and we love them. It is wonderful when you can sing along with your kids music and not want to scream when it is over. :o) you should check out the other Liz Mitchell cd’s as well as a few Lisa Loeb kids cd’s(Catch the moon, and camp lisa)…we love them
the snacktime cd has been in heavy rotation since our last family roadtrip!
You should check out They might be giants. They have some really good kid CDs.