Toddler on the Dance FloorToddlers love music. You can sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" five million times and they'll want to hear it again. However, if you, like me, are a huge music fan and pride yourself on your musical taste, there's only so much Kidz Bop you can take. Actually, I can take exactly zero Kidz Bop.
At my house we've been exposing our kids to all kinds of different music (except for Kidz Bop) since they were born, and between all of us, we've created the perfect toddler playlist that gets my 2-year-old going, but doesn't make the adults run screaming from the room. The key to making it work for adults and kids alike is to experiment with different genres, and remember: Kids have no idea what phrases mean such as, "make love," "get high," or "Little Red Corvette." They will not be damaged, trust me. Also, maybe you don't let them watch the videos.
Here's what my little dude recommends:
"American Boy" by Estelle & Kanye West
"Do You Realize?" by The Flaming Lips
"Country Roads" by John Denver
"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, even better when done by The Muppets
"Sequestered in Memphis" by The Hold Steady
"Kiss Me on the Bus" by The Replacements
"What About Us" by The Handsome Furs (do NOT let kids watch this video)
"Boxcar" by Jawbreaker
"The Big Guns" Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins
"Hey Ya!" by OutKast
Get down with your toddler tonight!
What's your toddler's favorite song?