Posts Tagged ‘For the Kids’

A couple of months ago I introduced my daughter to the “For the Kids” album. It was love at first listen for her with one song – the “Hoppity Song.” Honestly, I don’t know how many I have heard that song. Probably hundreds of times now. Every time she gets into the car she says “hoppity” until I play the song. The second it finishes, she wants it again. 

Then, I finally got “For the Kids Three” from the library, and she heard O.A.R.’s version of “Itsy Bistsy Spider.” We now listen to the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” over and over again. She still asks for “hoppity,” but only after we listened to the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” a few times.

I enjoyed “For the Kids” album, but I like “For the Kids Three” better. Mostly because of the Bare Naked Ladies version of “The Other Day I Met a Bear.” I remember singing this song at camp around a campfire. The Bare Naked Ladies version is so funny. I sing along with the song at the top of my lungs and my daughter looks at me like I’m crazy. But I love that song. I’m sure one day she’ll like it too. 

Other favorites include “Sleep So Very Long” by Moby featuring Chrissi Poland, and The Submarines version of “My Darling Clementine.” This is a great album of kids music. Definitely worth a listen or two, or a few hundred of the same song over and over and over again.

Read my review of “For the Kids” here.

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Usually I don’t like music specifically for kids. Groups like the Wiggles and Barney are the worst. I have no idea why kids like them. I know I’m not their target audience, but still, parents have to listen to the kids music too.

Usually, My daughter and I listen to Bob Marley, Dave Matthews Band, or whatever else is on my computer. However, recently I did find a kids CD we both like – “For the Kids.” 

The album features music by Cake, Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLachlan, Tom Waits and others. Our favorite song is “Hoppity Song” by Jonn Ondrasik. Every time we got in the car this weekend, the pumpkin said “Hop, hop,” and we listened to the song again. My favorite song is “Have a Little Fun with Me” by Glen Phillips, from Toad the Wet Sprocket.

We borrowed the album from the Columbus Metropolitan Library. There is also “For the Kids Too” and “For the Kids Three.” We have not listened to those yet, we’re still listening to the “Hoppity Song.”  

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