Music is a really important part of developing a good story time!
Often the whole mood of the story time is affected by the music–big and bouncy welcome music sets the expectation that we’ll be having fun! Instrumental music is great for a craft program if it helps us focus…etc.
We have other favorites too. Here are our youth staffers favorite albums for kids…check ‘em out and bring the happy library vibe home with you!
Becky loves to put on some world music for craft programs…Putumayo World Music is a great series of kid friendly music from around the world that adults will enjoy bopping along to also!
Erin relies on the traditional songs and fun sing-alongs from Old Town School Recording’s Wiggleworms Love You in her popular lap baby and toddler times.
I really love Tumblebee by Laura Veirs. It has traditional folk songs, foot stomping choirs and lots of fun rhythm!
Robin’s suggestions are great for older kids and long car trips and for parents who enjoy sophisticated kids’ music by popular adult bands like They Might be Giants…
Lisa loves Reggae! Family Time by Ziggy Marley is a proven story time winner!
Try some of our favorites or explore the catalog to find new treasures! Here are some of our other go-to favorites: