I grew up listening to music all the time, whether my Father was bringing home records, listening to the radio on car trips or on the beach listening to Top 40 hits. Music was a huge part of my life growing up and I made it a point to see as many shows as I could as I grew up. Then I had a daughter and suddenly my life was flooded with underwhelming children’s songs which I repeated thousands of times a day. I felt completely out of the loop and didn’t have much time to stay up on top of what was cool in the adult world.
At a very early age my daughter loved music and would get herself over to our CD player and ask for us to play something. She would dance around each time we put something on and would be overjoyed. So I started to do some research and found some more artists that were making quality kids music that sounded like adult music. Even adult artists were doing double time making music for kids and their grown-ups to enjoy.
My daughter has always been very active and when we play music she goes into a zone and gets really into it, trying to play along with her own instruments. She loves to dance and jump and make up her own dance moves. She wants to know what the lyrics mean and what instruments are being played and has learned so much through what she hears. Plus the fact that we can share this kind of passion together is something I relish.
The kids music world has grown so much in the last several years and I am constantly impressed with the quality of music out there made for families, not just kids. In fact, I frequently find myself listening on my own, without my daughter, because it’s just that good.
I hope to bring the same joy to you and your family through the treasures I find, review and present to you through this site. Perhaps you can find a way to play along and make up your own sweet dance moves along the way!
Keep on groovin’,