I'd like some educational resources that I can share with my kid's daycare to help them understand why I don't want my toddler to learn blackface minstrel songs in music class. [more inside]
Am I missing a major children's music artist? [more inside]
My child (almost 5) is showing an interest in music and I would like to get him started with music lessons. Please help me pick an instrument for him. [more inside]
Musicians, how did your parents' attitudes affect your musical development? [more inside]
I need to choose excerpts from different types of songs for children to paint to. They need to be different in tone, tempo and mood. It doesn't matter what genre they are from, but instrumental is probably best. The idea is that the children will have a paper divided into parts and as each song excerpt plays they can paint with colors and strokes that reflect the mood of the piece. [more inside]
Do you know any albums or artists that heavily feature very young voices done in a serious matter? Something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dok4wJ4pqo0 [more inside]
You are a music teacher who knows how to make lessons fun and involving for a young person in a rebellious frame of mind. [more inside]
I want to fill an old i-pod mini with pop music for a 5 year old girl. What kind of music do kids this age like? If the answer is Justin Bieber I'm okay with that. [more inside]
I've been wracking my brains trying to remember the identity of this female folk singer from the 1980s-1990s. She made at least a few albums targeted at kids, incorporating many environmental themes. And I can't for the life of me remember even enough to do a proper Google search. Gah! [more inside]
What are some nursery rhyme compilations that are top-notch, musically speaking? [more inside]
Japanese MeFites: what songs did you learn as a kid? [more inside]
Name that swingin' kid-appropriate tune! [more inside]
I need recommendations for books to give my nephews for their 2nd, 4th, and 6th respective birthdays! [more inside]
Help me find children's music albums that tells a story or has a theme. [more inside]
Music Trivia: What musicians have included their children's voices in their recordings? [more inside]
Kid's movie/T.V. show? Trying to rediscover some sort of kid's show or movie, possibly misremembered. [more inside]
What's the best technology for a little kid listening to music? My five-year-old loves music. We only have song on iTunes and iPods. He can't read the song titles, and it's too easy for him to mess things up. I'm wishing for a stack of records ("like we had when I was a kid") that he could manage himself. Any advice on creating a self-operable music listening system for kids in this age of digital music? Thanks!
Can you recommend great children *non-children* songs? [more inside]
Any recommendations for songs for a Ukulele songbook to be used in schools in Kenya? A friend of mine got asked to to help make suggestions for the songbook.
Where can I find interesting versions (i.e. opera, acoustic, rock, etc.) of traditional children nursery rhymes/folk songs? Any language is fine. [more inside]
This season I would like to raise funds for a music/musicians or music and kids related charity. I'm aware of Sweet Relief, Music Box Children's Charity, and Rock for Kids. What are some others that you would recommend? In addition, there was a music/kids related post on the blue I can't find... an older guy who makes instruments for free--hundreds over the years... anyone recall? Thanks!
Opera suggestions for children. [more inside]
Musical instruments for kids. [more inside]
In approximately two weeks, I will be holding a Blanket Fort Goodbye Party on almost the entire top floor of an apartment building. Given the excellent ideas I got from this previous party thread, I thought I'd ask what you crazy kids: what would you want to see at a blanket fort party? [more inside]
Please suggest music with English lyrics for my winter camp of Korean students that will help wake them up in the morning. [more inside]
Our children are taking piano lessons. They need a piano. We don't know what we're doing. [more inside]
How do you keep kids interested in a music class? [more inside]
Please recommend some bog-standard classic children's music. [more inside]
One-string tunes for guitar or bass? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for books, movies and even music that might be relevant for a group of middle school (7th & 8th grade, ages 12-14) kids who are going to Rome over spring break. [more inside]
Playlist filter: Songs TO children (not FOR children). I am looking for songs written to a child or children, whether in fact, or in your perception. What I am NOT looking for is children's music. NO Barney, The Wiggles, etc. Example: "Fix You" by Coldplay
It has come to my attention that my five year-old cousins do not have any Christmas music. Recommendations for fantastic albums, please! [more inside]
Looking for really excellent music for children. Stuff that makes you say "Wow." Bristling with ideas and creativity. Not the vapid dumbed-down crap is often marketed as "children's music." (Actual complete sentences found inside) [more inside]
So I'm in China teaching English to a batch of little Asianlings, and both I and the kids despise the English-language music they're forced to learn. "Apple apple I love you"??? We can do better, folks. I've tracked down the original "Bananaphone" by Raffi and had amazing success with it, but I need more kooky, interesting, easy-to-understand music for kids. Ideas?
My close friends are about to finalize their adoption of a baby from Saratov, Russia. The baby has spent some time in an orphanage in Saratov, and I think a nice gift for him would be a CD of songs that might have been sung to him during his infancy. Can anyone recommend a good source for Russian children's music?
ok heres a toughie, im 24, when i was really younger say around 10 i had this childrens book, i vaguely remember anything about it ... [more inside]
Can you think of any children's albums by good adult artists? (more inside) [more inside]