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All Children's Songs Archive

Enjoy our collection of children's music - great for listening, singing, dancing, and learning at home and at school.

Box of Crayons

The Pop Ups

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The Pop Ups have been a band since 2010.  We've been nominated for 2 GRAMMY awards for Best... Read more

Dancin' in the Kitchen

Cathy & Marcy

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 We are Americana & roots artists who have had parallel careers in children's/family... Read more

Kid of the Week

The Not-Its!

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The Not-Its! are a full rock band for kids. We have just released our 6th album titled “Are... Read more

Love

Rodney Whittenberg featuring Palatine

About your song (e.g., any unique instruments used, the origins of the lyrics, what inspired you, etc.):

The song is an homage to the protest songs of the early 60s. It's... Read more

Education

Rodney Whittenberg: featuring Palatine, Shirley Franklin, John Lewis, and Dr. Bernard C. Watson, The Sprout U School of the Arts Choir

About your song (e.g., any unique instruments used, the origins of the lyrics, what inspired you, etc.):  

This song was so much fun to write, produce and... Read more

We Stood Up

Rodney Whittenberg featuring Palatine and Mr. Cookie Jar

Tell us about this album: We Stood Up is an anthology album for kids about the Civil Rights Movement, featuring hopeful messages about freedom, opportunity and equality... Read more

I-M-A-G-I-N-A-T-I-O-N

Walter Martin

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I write music that tells stories. Some stories are from my life and some are imagined. Either way, they are designed to entertain people and make... Read more

Magic Elevator

Hot Peas 'N Butter

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We make world music for families. We love to use instruments from around the globe and to sing in different languages. A lot of our songs are in... Read more

Dream Too Much

Amy Lee

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This album represents a connection to my having a son, being a mother and reconnecting with old own childhood. My 2-year old son Jack was my test... Read more

Life's A Real Dream

Lard Dog & The Band of Shy

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I am the Human Lard Dog—also known as the alter ego of artist Steven Erdman—and I’ve made music with one thing in mind: FUN! I am inspired by... Read more

Elephant

Priscilla Ahn

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My music is folk-based with a little bit of 'quirky' whenever I can manage it. This is my first foray into children's music. I tried to make the... Read more

Me and My Kangaroo

Justin Roberts

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I write songs for families that explore the joys and sorrows of growing up. I try to celebrate the little moments in childhood that connect the... Read more

La Golondrina

Sonia De Los Santos

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Latin American Folk Music for all ages! I’ve been touring with the Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes and Friends for the last... Read more

If I Were An Octopus

Michael and the Rockness Monsters

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Music is our vehicle. A vehicle that can take us on a variety of journeys and teach us many things along the way. When we are writing material... Read more

Thelma the Cow and Bozo the Dog

Connie Kaldor

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Connie Kaldor is a Juno award winning artist who has sung for royalty (Joni Mitchell, the Queen) and is a member of the Order of Canada. Her... Read more

Fly Like a Bird

Dean Jones

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I’ve been making music for kids (and their pets and families) for about 17 years now, with my band Dog on Fleas, and solo as well. With every new... Read more

The Bumble Bee Song

KB Whirly

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My music is “feel good” music! It’s clap your hands and dance, music. Hopefully it makes you smile, makes you laugh, and it warms your heart. For... Read more

Bison

The WhizPops

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Our most recent album has focused on endangered or threatened animal species of North America. We have combined a wide range of musical styles to... Read more

The Littlest Worm

KB Whirly

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My music is “feel good” music! It’s clap your hands and dance, music. Hopefully it makes you smile, makes you laugh, and it warms your heart.... Read more

Sing a Summer Song

Charity and the JAMband

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Under the umbrella of JAM (Music, Movement and Mindfulness), Charity and the JAMband creates music for families that... Read more

Read a Book

Katherine Dines

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In 1993, I began my career writing, recording, and performing for children and families in... Read more

Fourth Day of July

Red Yarn

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I collect old American folksongs and create upbeat, contemporary adaptations in... Read more

Me on the Map

Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could

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Lately I’ve been thinking of our music as a kind of modern-day Americana mash-up.  We borrow... Read more

Players’ Life

Alphabet Rockers

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Alphabet Rockers music makes learning come alive through the beats, rhymes, moves and... Read more

The Seed

123 Andrés

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We want to make music that touches the heart and the brain! We want to make children,... Read more

All the Way Around the World

Katherine Dines

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My very first songs for children were... Read more

One Love

Aaron Nigel Smith

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I write and record music with the hope of engaging, entertaining and educating kids and... Read more

The Together Song

Katydid

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My songs are about making the most of playtime with my family. Whether it’s chasing each... Read more

I Can See It Now

Sugar Free Allstars

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We are Chris (Boom!) Wiser and Rob (Dr. Rock) Martin, a Grammy-featured, family funk super... Read more

Light of Love

Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could

 

Tell us about your music: Two-time GRAMMY nominee Brady Rymer makes joyful, rootsy rock ‘n’ roll for kids and families.  His trademark smile... Read more

Love Comes Back

Jim Cosgrove with Jazzy Ash

Tell us about your music and how you selected these songs:

A few years ago I searched for a good collection of family love songs for my daughters, and I couldn’t find one... Read more

Little Bitta You

Andrew and Polly

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Andrew & Polly make music for kids and families that is sweet and quirky,... Read more

Give Me a Hug

Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights

About your song (e.g., any unique instruments used, the origins of the lyrics, what inspired you, etc.): 

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L-O-V-E

Josh and the Jamtones

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We make music for kids and their grownups. Plus, big brother/big sister, grammies and/or pappies, family pets, babysitters, third cousins, elderly... Read more

Dear to Me

Rissi Palmer

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My music is a gumbo of all of the sounds that have had a profound influence on me: country, soul, and pop. I love harmonies, acoustic guitar, and... Read more

You'll Sing a Song and I'll Sing a Song

Ella Jenkins

The Muffin Man

Lisa Loeb

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 I write music for grownups and also music for kids.  I usually write on acoustic guitar and sometimes perform solo and other... Read more
Freddy Bear the Teddy Bear

Ralph's World

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My goal is to make children’s music that can be equally enjoyable to both parents and kids. I aspire to do this by “smartening up,” as... Read more
Baby Beluga

Raffi

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 My “singable songs” are playful, inspire singing, and stir the imagination. I offer variety of musical styles and rhythms, a blend of... Read more
Owl Singalong

Raffi

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My “singable songs” are playful, inspire singing, and stir the imagination. I offer variety of musical styles and rhythms, a blend of... Read more
The Food on My Plate

Jose-Luis Orozco

Enjoy this song and read... Read more

Taco Song

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Tell us about your music: It’s joyful, whimsical and downright silly. Our music in English or in Spanish offers a sense of play and delight to upbeat, pop rock tunes. A fiesta in... Read more

Tan Feliz

Sonia De Los Santos

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Latin American Folk Music for all ages! I’ve been touring with the Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes and Friends for the last 8... Read more
Amistad (From the album "Put Our Heads Together")

Hot Peas 'n Butter

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We make world music for families. We love to use instruments from around the globe and to sing in different languages. A lot of our... Read more
Guacamole Boy

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Tell us about your music:
It’s joyful, whimsical and downright silly. Our music in English or in Spanish offers a sense of play and delight to upbeat, pop rock... Read more
Tasty Colors

Jose-Luis Orozco

La Golondrina

Sonia De Los Santos

Tell us about your music:
Latin American Folk Music for all ages! I’ve been touring with the Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes and Friends for the last 8... Read more
Thanksgiving

Jose-Luis Orozco

Enjoy this song and... Read more

Sabrosos Colores

Jose-Luis Orozco

Enjoy this song and read... Read more

La Comida en Mi Plato

Jose-Luis Orozco

Enjoy this song and read... Read more

Damos Gracias

Jose Luis Orozco

Enjoy this song and read... Read more

Raise Your Hand

The Not-Its!

Tell us about your music:  Our music is fun!  

Tell us about your song (e.g., any unique instruments used, the origins of the lyrics, what inspired you, etc.): ... Read more

Penguinese

Recess Monkey

Tell us about your music:  We're all teachers who happen to be huge music fans. For ten years now, we've worked to bring our indie-rock sensibilities and our experiences as... Read more

Giant Sized Butterflies

Justin Roberts

Tell us about your music:  I’ve been writing and recording songs for kids and families for over 16 years. I tour the country with my band the Not Ready for Naptime Players. I try... Read more

Dancin' in the Kitchen

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Tell us about your music:  We have been making music for and with families for over 40 years, separately and together. We both play lots of instruments, sing, write songs and... Read more

Just Say Hi

Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could

Tell us about your music:  I make joyful, rootsy rock ‘n’ roll for kids and families. My trademark smile lights up the band’s live performances, and it shines just as brightly in... Read more

I Am Malala

Alastair Moock (with Debbie Lan)

Tell us about your music:  Like my boyhood hero, Woody Guthrie, I try to make music for everyone: kids, adults, and everyone in between.  

Tell us about your song... Read more

High Five

Shine and the Moonbeams

Tell us about your music:  Shine and the Moonbeams is soul music for children and the people that feed them. The songs are slices of family life set to soulful and upbeat music.... Read more

Backyard Camping

Jazzy Ash

Tell us about your music:  My music is about the wonder of childhood, set to a soundtrack of New Orleans. Jazz, zydeco, bop, swing, blues—it’s all in there! “Backyard camping” is... Read more

Bug Out

The Pop Ups

Tell us about your music:  “Bug Out” is a song from our second GRAMMY® nominated album, Appetite for Construction. We are currently working on a new music video for it... Read more