- 1946: Young People's Records/Children's Record Guild established
- 1948: Columbia releases Burl Ives' Animal Fair: Songs for Children
- 1948: Golden Records established
- 1951: Folkways releases Songs to Grow On, a compilation of folk songs for children
- 1953: Folkways releases Pete Seeger's American Folk Songs for Children
- 1956: Disneyland Records established
- 1956: Folkways releases Woody Guthrie's Songs to Grow On for Mother and Child
- 1957: Folkways releases Ella Jenkins' Call and Response: Rhythmic Group Singing
- 1958: "The Chipmunk Song" hits #1 on the Billboard Charts
- 1959: Ross Bagdasarian wins the first GRAMMY for Best Recording for Children with "The Chipmunk Song"
- 1963: Dimension 5 releases Bruce Haack's Dance, Sing, and Listen
- 1964: Mary Poppins soundtrack tops Billboard Charts for 14 weeks, and wins GRAMMY for Best Recording for Children
- 1968: The Archie Show debuts on CBS
- 1969: The Archies have a Billboard #1 with "Sugar Sugar."
- 1969: Peter, Paul and Mary enter the children's music world with their album Peter, Paul and Mommy
- 1970: Jeff Moss' "Rubber Duckie" from Sesame Street reaches #16 on the Billboard Charts
- 1972: Marlo Thomas' Free to Be...You and Me is released
- 1973: Schoolhouse Rock debuts on ABC
- 1975: The Carole King/Maurice Sendak collaboration Really Rosie is released
- 1976: Raffi's Singable Songs for the Very Young is released
- 1979: Kenny Ascher and Paul Williams' "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie reaches #25 on the Billboard Charts
1980s and 1990s
- 1987: Barney character created by Sheryl Leach, first aired on PBS in 1992
- 1989: The Little Mermaid Original Soundrack is released
- 1991: The Wiggles release their debut album of the same name
- 1993: David Grisman and Jerry Garcia's Not for Kids Only is released
- 1997: Laurie Berkner releases her debut Whaddaya Think of That?
- 2000: Dan Zanes releases his debut for kids Rocket Ship Beach
- 2001: Kidz Bop CD series debuts
- 2002: They Might Be Giants release their debut for kids No!
- 2005: Jack's Big Music Show debuts on The NOGGIN Channel
- 2007: Yo Gabba Gabba! debuts on Nick Jr.