Music enjoyed by children and music enjoyed by adults can be two quite different things. But with only one CD player in most family vehicles, it's helpful to find something young and old can sing along to. We've compiled a list of songs and albums that our families love, and we hope your whole family will enjoy them too.
With soulful melodies, toe-tapping rhythms, and a host of famous friends contributing to his albums, Grammy winning Dan Zanes makes beautiful music. We especially love the feel-good factor of this song, "Smile, Smile, Smile".
Local boys, The Funky Monkeys know how to entertain kids - and their APRA award-winning hit "The Thank You Song" encourages lovely manners, so Mums and Dads give this one the thumbs up too. Learn more and buy albums at www.thefunkymonkeys.co.nz
Click on the album covers below to purchase, or the artist's websites for more details.
Zoo Boogie, New Zealand music and a message on how to get along www.zooboogie.com
Dan Zanes and Friends, Little Nut Tree www.danzanes.com
Elizabeth Mitchell, You Are My Sunshine youaremyflower.org
Putumayo, Sing Along With Putumayo www.putumayo.com
Rockabye Baby! More Lullaby Renditions Of The Beatles www.rockabyebabymusic.com
Shawn Colvin, Holiday Songs And Lullabies www.shawncolvin.com
Published July 1, 2012