There are so many great musicians and television shows entertaining and speaking to kids. Here are some of our favorites. Add your favorite musicians, albums and shows so we can get a great list going:
Juliana Nash: Build Me a Boat. This brilliant former rock band singer, whose band, Talking to Animals, was very popular in the 1990s, has written, performed and produced a fantastic album geared to preschoolers for her play group, Cha Cha Partytime. Our favorite song–Chew Your Food.
LazyTown: Sportacus makes sports and sports candy (ie: fruits and veggies) fun, exciting and extremely cool.
Pancake Mountain: Like Sesame Street, only hipper and with better songs. The B-52s, the White Stripes, Henry Rollins, and Bright Eyes are just a few of the bands that have come on this extremely engaging show.
Cakes for Kids by Matthew Mead: Clown Around Cakes, World-Cup Soccer Ball, and Hello Kitty are some of the cakes included in this book. While the quality of the recipes is not high, the instructions on the building and designing of these cakes is thorough and offers good ideas.