As a preschool teacher or parent, you’ve heard your fair share of kids’ music, and as adults, you’ve probably heard enough. But you haven’t yet because I stumbled across some children’s music that even adults will enjoy listening to!
If I’m being completely honest, I’m super picky about what kids’ songs I let my kids listen to. Because when my kids listen to music I have to listen as well.
I think this stems from one dreary winter when my family and I were traveling across the state in basically a blizzard.
It was white knuckles the whole way. What should have taken only four hours ended up taking seven, which is a super long time in the car for my then two-year-old. So to keep my son happy, and not screaming to be let out of his car seat, we played a “silly songs” CD on repeat for the entire drive.
It was seven hours of high pitched voices and ridiculous sound effects, over and over and over and over again.
I’ll just let that sink in a second.
I’ve been traumatized by children’s music, so now I’m crazy picky about what CDs I choose to purchase.
But there’s good news.
As it turns out, not all kids’ music is created equal. Usually, when we use such terminology it’s in a negative context, but this time is it positive. It’s a really great thing that you can find children’s music that is better than that silly songs CD.
New Children’s Music You’re Gonna’ Love!
Tell me if this ever happens at your house.
You turn on some children’s music. Maybe it’s because you’ve read about the benefits of music for preschoolers, or because you want to keep them occupied with a little dancing while you get dinner on, or maybe they have friends over, but you turn on some kids songs.
First, the kids enjoy the music and they dance. They sway and swing their arms and show off their best fancy footwork. They are smiling and laughing and having a great time.
Then, the music gets turned up a tad, and the dancing gets a little louder.
And then it happens again.
And again and again and again until the next thing you know, your kids are no longer dancing but chasing one another all around the house while shrieking (or screaming) and the music is blaring at a deafening decibel.
At this point, I usually turn down the music and we begin the process all over again. And we do that about three times until the music is turned off all together.
Well…that’s typically exactly what happens at my house when I turn on kids’ music, which means we don’t listen to it too frequently.
Until I came across Nancy Kopman’s children’s music.
Problem solved. (Thank goodness).
Kids’ Music Even Adults Will Love
I have found an answer to my problem because I have found Nancy Kopman’s children’s music. There’s a ton of reasons I adore her music, but here are my top five:
- I love the content of Nancy Kopman’s music. She doesn’t sing silly songs. She sings about things that matter to kids – birds, the moon, shadows, riding bikes, counting steps. You name it, and Nancy has a song for it. And kids love that!
- Nancy Kopman’s children’s music is educational. She has songs for circle time, like days of the week and months of the year songs. She also has songs about counting, vowels, and seasons. One of my favorite songs she has is called “Finger Shapes” when children learn how to make shapes using their bodies, all in a song format! What a great way to reach different kinds of learners.
- Nancy Kopman’s music has just the right cadence. While it varies from song to song, it is just right for teaching kids how to use their bodies for dancing, so they don’t just end up running laps.
- The music has clarity! It’s easy for kids to hear the words of the music because Nancy Kopman’s music isn’t cluttered by silly sound effects. There is a place for that, but I’d rather hear my kids singing than zipping or squishing sounds.
- My kids love it! My four-year-old asks almost every day after lunch, “Can I listen to the bicycle song?”
Why yes he can listen to the bicycle song, and here is why…
This is the first children’s music I have ever found that doesn’t make my kids scream and run circles in my house!
Instead, they sing and dance. They smile and laugh, but they stick to just singing and dancing.
So now we listen to a whole lot more kid’s music!
Get Your Own Copies of Nancy Kopman’s Children’s Music!
There are a several ways to do this:
- Follow Nancy on social media. She’s on Instagram and Facebook.
- Go to her website and download her music. Plus check out all her other projects.
- Check out Nancy’s music via video from her website!
- Subscribe to her blog to stay posted on the latest in music, including tips on how to use music with your little ones!
- Grab her songs from CDBaby. You can also hear clips of all her songs!
- Go to my Facebook page and enter for a chance to win a set of all four of Nancy’s CDs! They make perfect stocking stuffers, and if you’re in the US they will arrive before Christmas!
Get Kid’s Music for FREE!
Did you catch #6 up above?
Go to my Facebook page and enter for a chance to win a set of all four of Nancy’s CDs! They make perfect stocking stuffers and if you’re in the US they will arrive before Christmas!
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I am Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home mama of five! I am the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught range of levels, including preschool and college, and a little bit of just about everything in between. Right now, my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction