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Music for Pre-schoolers: Yo Gabba Gabba

Updated on February 9, 2014

Weird Wacky Show Brings Music and Fun to Kids

Retro looking Nick Jr show Yo Gabba Gabba features a different musical group in each episode and introduces kids to rock music. The music videos shared on this kids show can be enjoyed by parents and kids. Plus the songs featured on this show are kid friendly, so you do not have to worry that your child will hear cursing or questionable song lyrics, as often found on pop radio. Almost like children's shows from the '60's with characters composed of bright colours, and hosted by a guy (DJ Lance) who carries the Gabba gang in his magical boom box. The retro elements, and contemporary bands also make it fun for parents to watch too. You may even hear or see some musicians that you already know and like.

Retro Musical show with Music Parents can also enjoy

I don't who likes the show or my son? I like the fact that classic musicians, such as Mark Mothersbaugh (from Devo) have a regular feature on the show. He does a drawing segment that teaches kids how to draw basic things. Also Biz Markie, who was famous for his "just a Friend" song also has his own segment called Biz's Beats. This and original songs that teach kids basic things, such as not hurting friends( don't bite your friends), and not playing in the road are just a few examples of why this show is so great. I also think that it is a great way to introduce kids to child friendly musicians that their parents may also want to listen to, such as Weezer, The Flaming Lips, and Weird Al. All of these elements combined with the story telling and bright colours make for a good wholesome experience that the whole family can watch. Great music suggestions for pre-schoolers to experience contemporary music that the whole family will enjoy listening to.

Weezer On Yo Gabba Gabba

Who's Your Favorite Gabba Gang Member?

Each character from this show is bright, colorful, and has their own unique personality that kids can relate and love. My son loves Brobee. Which is your child's favorite?

Fave Yo Gabba Gabba Character?

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Yo Gabba Gabba on Amazon

Music soundtracks from the show, and a musical toothbrush.

Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome Volume 2 (Amazon Exclusive Sticker Version)
Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome Volume 2 (Amazon Exclusive Sticker Version)

Featuring more music from the Gabba gang, and some well known musicians as The Aquabats, Beyonce's sister, Solange, Weezer, and the Ting Tings.

Music Is Awesome Volume 3
Music Is Awesome Volume 3

This volume has more original music from the Gabba gang, The Killers, The Flaming Lips, Taking Back Sunday, Weird Al, and Devo. Just to name a few.

Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome
Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome

The first volume from the show. I liked that this one has green packaging as the case is cardboard. Plus some really cool musicians that the parents will like too such as, Biz Markie, and The Roots.

Yo Gabba Gabba Musical Toothbrush (colors may vary)
Yo Gabba Gabba Musical Toothbrush (colors may vary)

My son loved this toothbrush. For awhile there it was the only way to get him to brush his teeth. Plus song playing toothbrushes were new at this time, and this was a very exciting product.

Yo Gabba Gabba! - Music Makes Me Move
Yo Gabba Gabba! - Music Makes Me Move

4 Music themed vids from the show without all of the extra stuff, so you dance to your faves ! One episode is the one where the Gabba gang forms their own band.


Music is Awesome 4 - yet another volume of music from this kids show

Yet another volume of music from the Yo Gabba Gabba show. I think this is a great way to expose children to mainstream music, and it's kid friendly meaning that the music is clean with no swearing or questionable ideas.

Music Is Awesome Volume 4
Music Is Awesome Volume 4

Features more original music from the cast and show regulars. With a few from known music guests, such as George Clinton, and the Roots.


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    • asereht1970 profile image

      asereht1970 3 years ago

      Haven't watched this show. I think it's not available in my country. Nice lens.

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      John_I 5 years ago

      My kids used to like this show.

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      Jen withFlash 5 years ago

      I haven't seen the show yet :)

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      Dan 5 years ago from CNY

      @anonymous: My youngest boy loves music, and this is the perfect show for him, and plus we love it for the retro feel of it. Not to mention the good social stories that they teach children about interacting with others and their environment.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This a the first I've heard of Yo Gabba Gabba. Awesome! :)