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Mmmm bop. Tween edition.

What are your tween's recommendations for Essential Pop Music Tracks for Summer 2016? My second-grade daughter is a nerd (apple, tree, hi) but her buddies seem to know all the latest songs. I'd love to build out a mix/playlist for them all to rock out to. But what goes on it? Taylor Swift? Is Adele too grownup? Is One Direction still a thing? Specific tracks recommended by actual kids (or grownups who know these things) would be very appreciated!
posted by nkknkk on Aug 10, 2016 - 20 answers

Seeking songs to laugh at kids by.

I need ideas for G-rated pop music for camp video newsletters! [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jul 11, 2016 - 18 answers

Discussing minstrel songs with kid's school

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]
posted by medusa on May 12, 2016 - 17 answers

Music theory iPad app for middle school kid?

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?
posted by gwint on Apr 6, 2016 - 3 answers

Music you and your kids both enjoy

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]
posted by telepanda on Feb 22, 2016 - 55 answers

More songs for baby video, like M. Ward's "One Hundred Million Years"

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]
posted by TBoneMcCool on Jan 29, 2015 - 13 answers

Kid-friendly music discovery?

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]
posted by ericbop on Aug 28, 2014 - 12 answers

Soundtrack for a spunky 1 year old.

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]
posted by mittenbex on Aug 2, 2014 - 25 answers

community orgs for arts and technology?

Which organisations, companies, community groups, etc support and encourage embracing both arts/humanities AND STEM (especially technology)? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 1, 2014 - 12 answers

Give me some easy songs for kids with no music training

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]
posted by daisystomper on Feb 18, 2014 - 12 answers

When the High Lonesome Sound is coming from the baby...

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]
posted by Ollie on Jan 20, 2014 - 9 answers

Looking for music featuring children sing. Tiny voices - Huge perfomance

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]
posted by Sentus on Sep 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Recommend cheesy dancy electronic pop for a seven-year-old

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]
posted by pipeski on Sep 3, 2013 - 25 answers

Even Four Year-Old White Children Get the Blues

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]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 11, 2013 - 29 answers

Pick music for my 10 year-old son's iPod!

Please name one song, or album, that I should put on my 10 year-old son's iPod. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 24, 2013 - 75 answers

Make a three-year-old very happy!

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]
posted by logic vs love on Feb 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Can anyone identify this indie, children's folk singer?

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]
posted by valkyryn on Jan 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Possible to compbine babysitting and music lesson? how to find teacher?

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]
posted by akomom on Jan 24, 2013 - 22 answers

Vinyl album suggestions for a 12-year-old

My 12-year-old nephew wants some vinyl record albums for Christmas. What should I buy him? [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Nov 22, 2012 - 34 answers

Program for kids about music, hosted by an african american trumpet player.

Looking for a TV program for kids about music, hosted by an african american trumpet player. [more inside]
posted by guy72277 on Oct 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Children's albums with a theme.

Help me find children's music albums that tells a story or has a theme. [more inside]
posted by surfgator on May 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Let's dance, children!

Dancing with preschoolers! Song suggestions needed. [more inside]
posted by sucre on Apr 27, 2012 - 25 answers

Guitar for a 5-year old. Which one? Where to buy?

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?
posted by feckless on Jul 28, 2011 - 26 answers

What are the (young) kids listening to these days?

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?
posted by Carlo on Jul 28, 2011 - 27 answers

Looking for kid-friendly song suggestions

Looking for kid-friendly "dance" songs. Not kidz-bop. Some examples: Walkin' on Sunshine, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, YMCA. [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Jul 20, 2011 - 29 answers

I need a not totally awful song for some ESL students to learn.

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]
posted by GilloD on May 3, 2011 - 13 answers

Can my child manage his own music collection?

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!
posted by largecorp on Mar 26, 2011 - 14 answers

Why couldn't Miley Cyrus cover Pixies songs?

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]
posted by smirkyfodder on Jan 24, 2011 - 13 answers

I need some toddler music that won't drive me crazy.

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]
posted by Bardolph on Jan 4, 2011 - 40 answers

Spanish Songs for Kids

Any good Spanish language songs/games for young kids? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Oct 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Please help me (properly!) format this poster info into as many cool languages as you can

Please help me (properly!) format my gig poster info into as many cool languages as you can [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Oct 8, 2010 - 19 answers

Music for party for 11-year old girl?

Suggestions for party music? [more inside]
posted by foxhat10 on Sep 21, 2010 - 10 answers

8 yrs old, going on 14. Tired of Nickelodeon.

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]
posted by cross_impact on Aug 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Drug Dealing Kids

I'm try to find a music video (most likely Rap or R&B) that portrayed two young kids as drug dealers. [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Aug 17, 2010 - 1 answer

How can you encourage music skills and appreciation in little kids?

How do you encourage the development of musical skills in a 3 or 4 year old? [more inside]
posted by Quizicalcoatl on May 21, 2010 - 19 answers

"When I'm washing windows"

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.
posted by Artw on May 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Ideas for donations to music programs for kids?

Looking for suggestions for making donations to a music program for kids, especially those in lower-income areas. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on May 12, 2010 - 9 answers

A playlist to grow on

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]
posted by cross_impact on Apr 29, 2010 - 24 answers

Can you help entertain my kid?

I need movies for my 3 year old kid to watch on my iphone. Suggestions wanted. Pretty specific parameters... [more inside]
posted by norm on Apr 10, 2010 - 20 answers

My 8 year old is a metalhead. Can you help me find music for him?

My 8 year old is a Metalhead. Help me find him some good (and age appropriate) songs. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Mar 1, 2010 - 75 answers

Is there decent music gear for kids?

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]
posted by ejoey on Dec 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Music/musicians or music & kids related charities?

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!
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Dec 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Opera for kids.

Opera suggestions for children. [more inside]
posted by eyeballkid on Nov 19, 2009 - 28 answers

Blanket Fort Party

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]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jul 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Yoshimi Battles the Pre Teens.

Mixtape filter! Help me put together the best mix tape for my nieces, 11 & 8. [more inside]
posted by arha on Jul 17, 2009 - 42 answers

Kid-friendly (but not specifically for kids) music for slideshows

Good music for video slideshows of kids? [more inside]
posted by moojoose on Jul 8, 2009 - 18 answers

What was this musical cups game I played in the 80s?

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]
posted by c:\awesome on May 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Piano on a Budget

Our children are taking piano lessons. They need a piano. We don't know what we're doing. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 19, 2008 - 25 answers

Hola Amigos

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]
posted by cloeburner on Aug 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Non-annoying Traditional Kids CD's

I'm looking for a recording of good traditional (American) children's songs. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Jul 8, 2008 - 20 answers

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