If you have children under, say, 4 years old, I heartily recommend They Might Be Giants Here Come the 123s and Here Come the ABCs. I think a lot of parents dread ‘kid’ music, but if you do some research, there is some stuff out there that is more than palatable to adults, also.
My children like just about everything. Monkey is being indoctrinated by Daddy, so she’s into the Beatles, the blues, and Bob Dylan. I have been feeding Bun a more punk rock/alternative aural diet, and she has boogied to the White Stripes, No Doubt, and M.I.A. When we heard M.I.A. on the World Cafe, she stood transfixed in front of the stereo. When one song ended, she turned to me and said, “Moe!” Which is Bun for “May I please have some more, now, please?”
Both the girls love TMBGs, and request these DVDs on a daily basis. I find more to my taste on the 123s, but the ABCs does feature my current favorite, “Stalk of Wheat”.
Warning: Your children, especially if they like music, will want to listen to/watch these over and over (and over and over and over) again.
The video below is my favorite from the 123s.
Countdown to Burgh Moms dinner: Five days.