On our way to pre-school for the past couple weeks Will and I have been singing along full-volume (and hitting repeat) to the song ““Wild Wild Party in the Loquat Tree,” by the Indigo Girls – our favorite kids track of late. It’s on this Mary Had a Little Amp album that our friend Ann gave us for Christmas. Many of the tunes on the CD are really just nice mellow poppy songs that adults might actually like better than kids but that maybe have a sort of dreamy kid theme to them – but the Loquat Tree is pure kid fun. Go here for the lyics. Will and I like to try to sing along and we CHATTER, CHIRP, SQUEAK, BUZZ with the animals.
One of our all-time favorite kid albums is probably Country Goes Raffi – in terms of finding that middle ground where adults and kids can have fun with the songs. On that album it’s “Shake my Sillies Out” out that gets played again and again, per Will’s request – with “Baby Beluga” as a distant second. And the Philadelphia Chickens CD by Sandra Boynton makes us laugh too.
Rob especially likes to dip into the old traditionals – like Leadbelly and Pete Seeger doing kid tunes.
So I’m thinking…. Maybe it’s time for a story reviewing the top 10 albums for kids (and, possibly, their parents too). Let me know some of your favorites kids CDs and I’ll try to put something together.