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]
I'm looking for the best app to help a middle-school age kid learn the very basics of music theory. Assuming virtual lessons + practice mode and a virtual keyboard of some kind?
I'm in search of specific suggestions for music you and your kids both enjoy listening to. I'm thinking primarily of music targeted at adults, though am open to suggestions for particularly awesome kids' music as well (See: Here Comes Science). Recommendations for albums, individual songs, or Pandora channel seeds all highly welcome. [more inside]
I'm looking for more songs similar to M. Ward's "One Hundred Million Years" for a 20-minute baby photo/video compilation. I have found plenty of kids' songs and songs written about having children. I'm looking for more indie songs that echo the sentiment, "And this love, this love between you and I, Is older than that burning ball of fire up in the sky." Songs by indie singers about endless love, happiness, joy, the beauty of life, etc. would fit the bill. [more inside]
Our 9yo has (finally!) shown interest in searching for and listening to his own music on his iPod. Any suggestions for the easiest way he can do this where the music is either free to stream, or we can place limits on how much he purchases/downloads? [more inside]
My baby girl's birthday is this week and I am hunting the perfect song to back a slideshow of photos of her first year. I do not want anything overtly sappy. My kiddo is known for being adventurous and fun so I want to find her a song that is suiting to her personality. Help please! :) [more inside]
Which organisations, companies, community groups, etc support and encourage embracing both arts/humanities AND STEM (especially technology)? [more inside]
I am part of a group of university-age music students who are volunteering at our local Boys and Girls Club to run a music playing-and-teaching program. I'm looking for easy pop songs that kids ages 9-15 would enjoy singing or playing along to on drums or guitar. [more inside]
I've got a few fellow mom friends who play bluegrass and old-time, and we're starting a Ladies' Pickin' and Playdate, so we can combine childcare and playing a few tunes. Of course, we need a motto. [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]
My seven-year-old son won a cheap-and-basic MP3 player at a charity tombola. Since then he's been pointing out tunes that he'd like to carry around. I need to find some more! [more inside]
My four and a half year-old son has expressed an interest in blues music. Can you help me find enough great blues songs to fill a mixtape for him that are: a) electric; b) kinda rockin'; and c) not overly lyrically troublesome for a preschool-aged tyke? [more inside]
Please name one song, or album, that I should put on my 10 year-old son's iPod. [more inside]
Okay, you know that "On Top of Spaghetti" song? Can someone cleverer than me think of a second verse for that song that involves the poor meatball and A TRAIN? [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]
I am a mother of 3 kids, age 2,4,10. I need babysitter to take care of my kids for 1-2 hours during the weekend, so that I can run other errands. But it seems that babysitters typically look for more work (money) than 1-2hrs ($30)/job (with typical rate of $15/hr). I am willing to pay $30 to $60 per hour if the babysitter can teach the kids music, dance, gym, drawing or other arts and can involve all three of my kids. [more inside]
My 12-year-old nephew wants some vinyl record albums for Christmas. What should I buy him? [more inside]
Looking for a TV program for kids about music, hosted by an african american trumpet player. [more inside]
Help me find children's music albums that tells a story or has a theme. [more inside]
Dancing with preschoolers! Song suggestions needed. [more inside]
Planning a birthday present for my daughter, who will be 5 soon. She's been interested in guitars, and I'd love to get her one to mess around on. Ideally it would be small, not too expensive, but good enough to feel 'real'. I don't know much about guitars. What's a good one to buy? Is there an online outlet for such things you would recommend?
I've been asked to put a bunch of music on an mp3 player for a visiting 9 year old girl. I know she likes the Bieb and Gaga and (for some reason) ABBA. Beyond that, I'm at a loss. Suggestions?
Looking for kid-friendly "dance" songs. Not kidz-bop. Some examples: Walkin' on Sunshine, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, YMCA. [more inside]
Cute kids songs? My Korean school is having another English song competition and I'm in charge of hunting down a song for the kids to sing. I know nothing about songs for kids. More inside. [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!
Please help me make a playlist of songs for youth (7 - 18 years old) that they will actually enjoy and not just a playlist of songs I think they should like instead. [more inside]
Please suggest good, upbeat recordings of classic children's songs. Criteria: no actual children singing, no lite-pop instrumentation, preferably some harmony. Will also gratefully accept recommendations for singable, melodic and repetitive grownup songs that a toddler might enjoy. [more inside]
Any good Spanish language songs/games for young kids? [more inside]
Please help me (properly!) format my gig poster info into as many cool languages as you can [more inside]
Suggestions for party music? [more inside]
Is there a kid-friendly portal to pop music videos? She is not satisfied by Kid Disney and she wants to listen to the "latest" hits. She begs us to let her watch music videos on YouTube, but she's not ready to be let loose on that yet. So where can we let her browse and watch "current" videos with not too much bad stuff? [more inside]
I'm try to find a music video (most likely Rap or R&B) that portrayed two young kids as drug dealers. [more inside]
How do you encourage the development of musical skills in a 3 or 4 year old? [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.
Looking for suggestions for making donations to a music program for kids, especially those in lower-income areas. [more inside]
Help me fill an mp3 player for my 10 yr old son full of quality but age-appropriate music that will help him develop tastes he can take with him into adulthood. With a good beat. [more inside]
I need movies for my 3 year old kid to watch on my iphone. Suggestions wanted. Pretty specific parameters... [more inside]
My 8 year old is a Metalhead. Help me find him some good (and age appropriate) songs. [more inside]
I've got a ~1 year old baby that seems to really like music, especially hip hop and electronic type beats, and I'm wondering if there exists any cool and relatively "babyproof" music gear? [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]
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]
Mixtape filter! Help me put together the best mix tape for my nieces, 11 & 8. [more inside]
Good music for video slideshows of kids? [more inside]
When I was little (think 80s), a neighborhood friend taught us a musical co-op game that was played with one plastic cup per person (maybe?), and at least 4 people (though it could go up much higher as long as the number were equal). [more inside]
Our children are taking piano lessons. They need a piano. We don't know what we're doing. [more inside]
What are some simple music, art and other activities I can do with a group of Spanish speaking kids with ages ranging from 5 to 10. [more inside]
I'm looking for a recording of good traditional (American) children's songs. [more inside]
I'm desperately looking for some upbeat, modern Aussie pop/rock songs to play to kids for my new job. Preferably something that could be sung along to w/catchy chorus. No swearing or sexual themes allowed. Anyone got any ideas!!?
Our kids, 5 and 7, haven't singled in on any specific instrument yet (nor, perhaps, will they ever), but they do love listening to, humming/singing, and dancing to all kinds of music, and playing the various "minor" instruments we've got. We're thinking about buying some sort of simple music machine/synth to have in the house for them play around with. Any recommendations?
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