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Music for Moving: Upbeat Children’s Albums for Dancing and Exercising

Music for Moving: Upbeat Children’s Albums for Dancing and Exercising

Sometimes getting kids moving is as simple as playing the right song.

Featured Album: Shining Like a Star by Laura Doherty

Featured Album: Shining Like a Star by Laura Doherty

Chicago resident Laura Doherty is the former director of the Old Town School’s early-childhood Wiggleworms program. Shining Like A Star is her second children’s music album, and she brings to it a fine understanding of what makes good music for younger kids.

Featured Album: Tumble Bee by Laura Veirs

Featured Album: Tumble Bee by Laura Veirs

What do you get when you mix rollicking and soulful folk songs with captivating vocals and a first-rate mix of harmonies, guitars, banjo, piano, percussion, accordion, brass, strings and whistles? A topnotch family folk album, shaped, layered and made shiny new by skilled musicians led by vocalist Laura Veirs.

Featured Album: Cousins Jamboree by Hope Harris

Featured Album: Cousins Jamboree by Hope Harris

July 24th is Cousins Day. To honor that, this week’s featured album is Hope Harris’ Cousins Jamboree.

Featured Album: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Featured Album: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

The Laurie Berkner fans who turned the former indie-rocker into a best-selling children’s music artist will enjoy this 2010 compilation of favorites tracing the singer’s musical journey that began in 2007 with the release of her cassette, “Whaddaya Think of That?”