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Kids songs with positive messages Add to ...

As recommended by Craig’s and Marc’s younger co-workers who work with teens every day

Under 10

Putumayo Kids (world music for children): putumayo.com/kids/home

Jack Johnson & Friends: Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies For The Film Curious George

Charlie Hope: I’m Me and World of Dreams

Jewel’s children's albums: Lullaby and The Merry Goes 'Round

The Vespers

Elizabeth Mitchell

Aura Msimang

Melissa Errico

Justin Roberts

Louise Kent

10 and older

David Suzuki’a Playlist for the Planet

Wab Kinew (Canadian aboriginal rapper and CBC host)

Playing for Change Albums

War Child Albums

Hanson: The Great Divide

Brett Dennen

India Arie

K’naan

Michael Franti

Xavier Rudd

Ben Harper

Festivals

Hillside (Guelph, Ont): www.hillsidefestival.ca

Mariposa (Orillia, Ont): www.mariposafolk.com

Resources for Parents

Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, author of This Is Your Brain On Music: http://daniellevitin.com/publicpage/articles/for-parents/

2012 Grammy Award Nominees:

Best children’s album

All About Bullies... Big And Small

Are We There Yet? – the Papa Hugs Band

Fitness Rock & Roll – Miss Amy

GulfAlive – the Banana Plant

I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow

2012 Juno Award Nominees

Children’s album of the year

Connecting the Dots – Bobs & LoLo

Songs, Stories and Friends: Let’s Go Play! – Charlie Hope

Sleepy Sky Lullaby – Eddie Douglas

Everyone – Music with BRIAN

My Butterfly/A Capella Lullabies – Vocal Paint

Parents’ Choice Gold Awards –

Night Time! - Dan Zanes

Great Big Fun – Tom Chapin

Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little & Big): Animal Folk Songs – Pete Seeger

Country Goes Raffi (Tribute to Raffi)– Various Artists

We’re Not Kidding!: A Tribute to Barry Louis Polisar

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