A rock-n-roll playlist for kids

One of the best gifts we’ve ever received is a CD of mixed songs from my daughter’s best friend…’s mother. And thanks to my children’s fascination with inserting random items into every nook and cranny of the VW Turbo Passat Wag, this CD is now a permanent fixture. We have been listening to it for almost two years now. The upside is that we all know every single word to every single song, specifically number 3, number 5, number 15 and number 17. I too enjoy number15 but love number 11, certain that if played enough times my daughters would come to appreciate it as much as I. This is not yet the case.

What I love about the idea of creating a mixed tape (dating myself here) is that it’s an opportunity to introduce kids to music that YOU love. There’s only so much Row Row Row Your Boat a parent can take. Besides, exposure to music makes kids smart.

Also, there is nothing more precious than listening to little voices sing big songs. It’s borderline heart-melting.

Do you have a playlist you’d like to share? For the love of Rock-n-Roll, please share it and we’ll post it.

Rock on to the playlist below. If you don’t have Adobe Flash, here is a link.

Written by Ashley Bond

Ashley Bond

Founder of parenting blog, entrepreneur, underestimated disorganized overachiever.


  1. When My son (now 4) was born I purchased a Speaker (good quality sound) and made playlists for him… 1) Mommy’s heart–mommy love songs 2) Motown 3) 80’s rock & pop
    He know great music and sings ALL the time… he has a pretty good voice & range too!

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