If you've read Cool Mom Picks for any length of time, you probably know how much we adore the music of the Okee Dokee Brothers. So, when the duo asked me to check out the new release from their friend, Paul Spring, I decided to give it a spin.... [More]
Skateboarding plus music equals sheer awesome, which is exactly how we feel about CMP-fave kindie rock band The Not-Its premiering their new skateboarding music video right here on Cool Mom Picks today, along with a free MP3 download for our readers and a rad giveaway.
If there's a month when I need to shake things up around here, it is February. Summer seems so far away, the fun of the holidays is over, and we've got a serious case of the blahs.
We are so thrilled to learn that last night's Grammy for best children's album went to a longtime favorite of ours, the Okee Dokee Brothers' Can You Canoe? In fact, our own kids' music expert, Christina Refford, called it the best kids CD of 2012, so we're glad to see the (clearly brilliant) Grammy judges agreed. ... [More]
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too! ... [More]
I have no doubt of the power of music to sooth the savage beast--or the overtired 6 month old child. If you too are looking for something lovely, lyrical, and fun-to-hear to play for your little one, here's a wonderful CD by a kindie artist and music therapist who writes songs that are designed to help you bond with your baby. ... [More]
Today, being the 40th anniversary of Schoolhouse Rock (whoo!), I'm celebrating by sharing the videos from the original series that have panned out to be my kids' very favorites, even all these decades later. They don't even complain about the lack of CG animation--go figure. ... [More]
They Might Be Giants make it sound so easy to put together educational music that is fun and doesn't sound like a lesson plan, but---take it from this homeschooling mama---it isn't so easy to do. ... [More]
Whether your family wants to get the party started with some kid-hop beats or needs to settle down to some gentle folk tunes, our top kids' music picks of 2012 has a little something for every mood. And, you'll find great musical options for the youngest babes all the way up to the ficklest of tweens. ... [More]
Smithsonian Folkways artist Elizabeth Mitchell has one of those crystal clear, beautiful voices that can take any song and turn it into the musical equivalent of spun gold. ... [More]
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