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Best Children's Music CD Box Sets
Gift Guide for Children's Music CDs!
Looking for excellent box sets of children's music for your child or to give as a special present this year for a birthday or holiday? Take a look at these kid friendly selections! Something for every music lover on your list!
Babies & Young Children
Ultimate Lullaby Collection - 4 CD Set & Memory Book
This wonderful children's collection would be a beautiful set to give to new parents as a treasured gift! The set contains 2 musical CD full of 4 hours of lullaby tunes for baby and a 48 page "Baby's First Year Memory Book" in which to add memoirs of baby plus photos.
The Famous Composers Series - Lovely Baby Music
This 3 CD set is one of many from the Lovely Baby Music series which specializes in introducing famous composers and history while creating classic music for babies and their loved ones!
Just for Fun Music!
The first collection below, "Toon Tunes". features fun television shows such as: Popeye The Sailor, Tom And Jerry, The Woody Woodpecker Show, Mighty Mouse, Casper, The Friendly Ghost, Fractured Fairy Tales, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, The Bullwinkle Show, The Alvin Show Theme, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Underdog, The Pink Panther Theme, Peanuts, Space Ghost, The New Adventures Of Superman, George Of The Jungle, Spiderman, Speed Racer, Josie & The Pussycats, The New Scooby Doo Movies, Conjunction Junction, The Simpsons, Teenage Mutan Ninja Turtles, Rugrats, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Animaniacs, & the 50. Merrie Melodies Closing Theme ('That's All Folks')!
Children's TV Theme Songs!
Although my kiddos tell me that these cartoon shows are more my generation than theirs, they knew and liked many of the shows these theme songs come from! Even the ones they did not recognize at first, they sure had fun listening to them and looking up some of these old classic television shows.
This next great collection has more of what I would call folk songs or classic kids tunes such as: The Wheels On The Bus, Do Your Ears Hang Low?, Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho, Wise Man And The Foolish Man, The Alphabet Song, Polly, Put The Kettle On, Rocka My Soul, Skinny Marinky Dinky Dink, Eensy, Weensy Spider, Dry Bones, The More We Get Together, Polly-Wolly-Doodle, If You're Happy, Who Did (Swallow Jonah), Six Little Ducks, Fingers, Nose And Toes, Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Michael Finnigan, The Bear Went Over The Mountain, Roll Over, S-M-I-L-E, Jack And Jill, Who Built The Ark?, Bingo, John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Get On Board (The Gospel Train), This Old Man, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Deep And Wide, Mulberry Bush, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Old MacDonald, Looby Loo, There's A Hole In The Bucket, Bluebird, Bluebird, School Days, He's Got The Whole World, I Bought Me A Cat, Shoo, Fly Don't Bother Me!, Little David Play On Your Harp, She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain, Sarasponda, America, The Beautiful, One Little Brown Bird, Down By The Riverside, The Farmer In The Dell, I've Got Peace Like A River, Paw-Paw Patch, Are You Sleeping? (Frere Jacques), Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow, Hinges, Michael, Row The Boat Ashore, The Ants Go Marching, Oh, Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?, The Grand Old Duke Of York/A'Hunting We Will Go, Oh Dear! What Can The Matter Be?, Where Is Thumbkin?, Pop! Goes The Weasel!, Down By The Station, London Bridge, Ring Around The Rosy, The Muffin Man, Skip To My Lou, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, The Old Gray Mare, Be Kind To Your Web-Footed Friends, Yankee Doodle, Baby Bumblebee, Ezekial Saw The Wheel, When The Saints Go Marching In, Animal Fair, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Star-Spangled Banner, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, I've Been Working On The Railroad, Clap Your Hands, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, I Shall Not Be Moved, There's A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea, Lazy Mary Will You Get Up?, I Love The Mountains, The Swing, Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great To Be Crazy?, Bicycle Built For Two (Daisy Bell), Over In The Meadow, The Birdies In The Treetops, Simple Gifts, It's Raining, It's Pouring, You're A Grand Old Flag, We Gather Together, Little Wheel A-Turning In My Heart, Rig-A-Jig-Jig, Mules, It Ain't Gonna Rain, Little Cabin In The Wood, Two Little Blackbirds, John Brown's Baby, and America.
100 Sing-a-longs for Kids! - Cedarmont Kids
Popular Songs with Lasting Effect for Kids
As a music teacher for a quarter of a century, I know that my students both musical and non-musical always ask to play Disney songs on their instruments, to sing them in choir, or just to listen to them in their free time. They bring a happy feeling and memories of their favorite characters and stories.
Musical History of Disneyland (with book)! - Tons of great Disney music!
Released after Disneyland's 50 Anniversary, this set has 6 CD contains fun Disney music that you would expect plus special music from the park and Mr. Disney's opening day speech! A hardcover book that comes exclusively with this set displays rarely seen photos and drawings by Disney artists. Fun stuff for Disney fans!
Sesame Street Classics
C is for Cookie ...
How many of us have learned out ABCs and counting along with PBSs "Sesame Street"? The show has been on the air for decades for some pretty good reasons - the songs and stories are memorable, educational, simple, and fun! Below is a recording of some of the ones when I was a kiddo, but they have many for modern day kids, too!
Sesame Street: Old School, Vol. 1: 1969-1974 - Sesame Street
Parents and grandparents will remember these sweet tunes and loved characters from their youngest years and enjoy sharing them with the newest generation! I have a couple of these songs simply stuck in my mind forever because they were fun and unforgettable!
Raffi's Singable Songs Collection
~ Disc 1: The More We Get Together, Down By the Bay, Brush Your Teeth, Robin in the Rain, Five Little Frogs, I Wonder if I'm Growin, My Dreydel, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Five Little Pumpkins, The Sharing Song, Mr. Sun, & Old MacDonald had a Band.
~ Disc 2: Six Little Ducks, You Gotta Sing, Les Petites Marionettes, Sodeo, Oh Me, Oh My, Junior Ragtime, Comin' Down the Chimney, Douglas Mountain, Listen to the Horses, Who Built the Ark, Sambalele, Skin and Bones, Shake My Sillies Out, If I Had a Dinosaur, Workin' on the Railroad, & New River Train.
~ Disc 3: You'll Sing a Song and I'll Sing a Song, Pick a Bale O'Cotton, Frere Jacques, There Came a Girl from France, Cluck, Cluck, Red Hen, Boom Boom, My Way Home, Les Zombies et Les Loups-Garous, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Anansi, The Corner Grocery Store, Jig Along Home, Popcorn, Y A Un Rat / Sur Le Pont D'Avignon, Going on a Picnic, Rock-A-Bye Baby, Goodnight, & Irene.
Ultimate Mother Goose Collection - Twin Sisters Productions
This ultimate Mother Goose set from Twin Sisters Productions includes a 48 page hardcover activity book which encourages reading and writing along with art pages. The 74 minutes of music is on four compact disks.
Silly Songs with Larry!
VeggieTales: Silly Song Collection - Big Idea
This is not a cd box set, but a very fun filled DVD of songs that all silly adults ... uhm, I mean, ... kids will adore!! Find out what to do if you lose your hairbrush, what a cebu is, how to tell the difference with a monkey and chimpanzee, and many other interesting tidbits!
Music Machine Complete 3-CD Set - Agapeland ~ Alpha Omega
This classic set featuring the "Music Machine" at Agapeland will delight children with story and song! Includes: The Fruit of the Spirit, All About Love, & Majesty Of God.
Ton of Worship: 100 Songs for Kids - Kingsway Kids
Find 100 exciting praise songs for kids laying down faith filled concepts via classic, new, and just plain fun songs!
Classical Kids: Box Set Collection - Classical Kids
4 CD's of exciting classical music from the most famous composers presented for children in this popular series about composers!
Toon Time - Classical Music from Classic Cartoons - Panda Classics
Classic cartoons are such an excellent way to introduce serious and fun musical pieces to children! The first CD features music from many of the most popular Warner brother cartoons while the second CD features the Disney film Fantasia's music. The set allows families to listen to and enjoy entire works apart from the wonderful animation!
Schoolhouse Rock! (1973 TV Series) - Schoolhouse Rock!
Songs and videos that taught a generation are still here for children to have fun and learn with today!
Kids Learn Spanish - Twin Sisters Productions
4 Book and 2 Music CD Handlebox Set
The Mozart Effect: Music for Little Ones - Don Campbell & Mozart!
Have you heard about the "Mozart Effect"? Studies have proven that students who listen to Mozart while studying or taking math and other subject area tests do better on them that those who do not listen to classical music.
Math In Motion - Mr. Al
Includes: I Love The Number Five Little Monkeys, The Addition Boogie, The Ordinal Song, The Hokey (Math) Pokey, Doubles, Herman The Worm, The Counting Song, Show Me The Money, & Rap The Math Facts.
"Wee Sing" by Pamela Conn Beale
I couldn't find a box set of these fantastic kid's recordings, but as a kid's music teacher and parent, I own several of them, so I had to mention them! Children greatly enjoy the songs, motions, and books in this series! Others in the series include: Wee Sing Animals; Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies; Wee Sing Children's Songs and Fingerplays; Wee Sing Bible Songs; and more. Many of the series include an accompanying booklet to read, color, or find hand motions and activities.