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Top New Picks for Babies and Toddlers

Some of the Best New Music for the Youngest Listeners


Music for babies and toddlers should include recognizable songs, easy-to-remember lyrics and tunes, well-enunciated words, and lullabies. These six CDs are great examples of music that is appropriate for the youngest listener, and represent some of the best new music for babies and toddlers. They are all recent releases and are readily available online.

Dean Jones - 'Napper's Delight'

Music for Babies and Toddlers
Courtesy Dean Jones

A beautiful collection of originals and classic folk tunes, perfect for winding down after a long day of play.

Listen to samples from Napper's Delight

Enzo Garcia - 'LMNO Music-Pink'

Music for babies and Toddlers
Courtesy Enzo Garcia

Garcia uses his warm voice to deliver a great collection of folk tunes and call-and-response songs.

Listen to samples of LMNO Music-Pink

Johnny Bregar - 'Stomp Yer Feet!'

Music for Babies and Toddlers
Courtesy Johnny Bregar

A rousing collection of folk standards and sing-alongs.

Listen to samples of Stomp Yer Feet

Little Miss Ann - 'Music for Tots'

Music for Babies and Toddlers
Courtesy Ann Torralba

Ann Torralba presents songs that will get children singing and moving.

Listen to samples of Music for Tots

Melanie Dill - 'Alphabet Parade'

Music for Babies and Toddlers
Courtesy Melanie Dill
Dill's CD could act as a kids' TV show soundtrack, as songs fade into one another and are reprised throughout the album.

Various Artists - 'Putumayo's African Dreamland'

Music for Babies and Toddlers
Courtesy Putumayo

The warmest lullaby album in Putumayo's Dreamland series.

Listen to samples of African Dreamland

Music Together - 'Family Favorites'

kids music
Courtesy Music Together

The well-known Music Together program presents some of its most popular tunes, including traditional songs and originals written by Kenneth Guilmartin and Lili Levinowitz.

Listen to samples of Family Favorites

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