We are about to enter the biggest holiday entertaining season of the entire year. Many of us are already thinking about food, cleaning, rearranging, planning, inviting, and decorating. But have you considered the less tangible elements of ambience? Like the music? Our family gatherings are always kid-friendly affairs, and I'm thinking this year is a great time to introduce a kid-friendly set of music to keep us all bopping.
With the plethora of great kids music out there, I'm narrowing down today's selection to some of the favorites at our house. These are the songs that keep us bouncing up and down! Some tunes are more dance party friendly, some are just sweet happy tunes, and one is for all of those holiday birthdays. But I think you'll find all of them are kid-appropriate and still parent-friendly!
Happy Birthday, The Ting Tings
Holiday, Vampire Weekend
Here Comes the Sun, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
Going to a Party With Roxanne, Koo Koo Kanga Roo
I Believe in Love, Lily Collins, Mirror Mirror Soundtrack
Shiny Happy People (Furry, Happy, Monsters) R.E.M.
Bears They Are Your Friends, Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Pool Party, The Aquabats
Let's Dance, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
Chicago, Sufjan Stevens
Everything At Once, Lenka
Blueberry Pie, Bette Midler
Lovely Love My Family, The Roots
(Image: Mari Richards)