Are you a Pre-K or Kindergarten school teacher looking for great children’s music artists?
A quick search for children’s music on streaming apps such as Youtube will yield many results that are pretty generic sounding or poorly recorded. There are so many great children’s musicians out there, but you have to know where to look or dig a bit to find them.
Here are five of my go-to children’s music artists:
- 1. The Laurie Berkner Band: Her style is simple and easy to sing-along with. Also, she has a huge library of songs with a wide wide variety of topics.
- 2. Dane Zanes and Friends: I love his quirky style. I had the fortune of seeing Dan and his wife Claudia perform live in our town, and they were so much fun! Their music and lyrics are layered enough to reach both children and adults.
- 3. Raffi: Raffi has been making kids laugh, sing, and dance for a long time. He sounds like a really good singer-songwriter who happens to sing children’s music.
- 4. Lisa Loeb: Yes, this is the singer-songwriter of 90s fame who wrote the chart-topper, “Stay (I Missed You).” She later went on to write a number of wonderful children’s albums. Her sweet voice combined with catchy songwriting is a winning combination.
- 5. They Might Be Giants: another group that only wrote dedicated children’s music later in their career. Expect crazy rhythms, a wild array of instruments, and silly (but clever) lyrics from this band.
If you’ve noticed a theme here, I tend to gravitate toward music artists who are good songwriters and can appeal to all ages. Since parents and guardians often attend my early childhood music classes, it’s good to have music that they will also enjoy and get them moving along with their kids.