Best music gifts for all ages

Music for children and their families is alive and well. Indie artists shone brightly in the NAPPA’s 20th annual awards, as they blended with established performers who continue to deliver. What a tremendous mix of new takes on traditional songs, terrific original songs, and outstanding musicianship.

Music Together Lullabies

Music Together Lullabies, various artists, Music Together, LLC, 2009; $14.95; age birth-6.

Party Like a Twinkle Star

Party Like a Twinkle Star, Charity and the JAMband, 2010; $17.98 Double CD; age birth-9.

Sing Me Goodnight

Sing Me Goodnight, Lisa Redfern, Hurricane Music, 2010; $15; age birth and up.

Sing Me to Sleep—Indie Lullabies

Sing Me to Sleep—Indie Lullabies, Various Artists, American Laundromat Records, 2010; $13.95; age birth and up.

A Mighty Good Day

A Mighty Good Day, Hullabaloo, Hullabaloo Music, 2010; $12; age birth-6.

Rock and Roll Garden

Rock and Roll Garden, Bari Koral Family Rock Band, Loopytunes, 2010; $10.99; age 1-5.

The Wild World of Wildlife

The Wild World of Wildlife, Birdie Mendoza, Birdie’s Playhouse, 2010; $10.99;age birth-5.

A Cow Says Moock

A Cow Says Moock, Alastair Moock, Moockshake Music, 2010; $15; age 2-10.

Eat a Bowl of Cherries

Eat a Bowl of Cherries, Rhythm Child, The Rhythm Child Network, 2009; $15; age birth-6.

Funky Fresh and Sugar Free

Funky Fresh and Sugar Free, Sugar Free Allstars, Wiser Music, 2010; $12.97; age 3-10.

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym, Justin Roberts, Carpet Square Records, 2010; $16; age 3-9.

The Kids Are All Id

The Kids Are All Id, Randy Kaplan, Randy Kaplan Music, 2010; $12.99-$17.99; age 4 and up.

Swimming in Noodles

Swimming in Noodles, Jim Cosgrove, Hiccup Productions, Inc., 2010; $13; age 3-8.

Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky, Rani Arbo, Mayhem Music, 2010; $15; age 3 and up.

Take It Outside

Take It Outside, The Okee Dokee Brothers, Okee Dokee Music, 2010; $15; age 3-9.

Sunny Day

Sunny Day, Elizabeth Mitchell, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010; $11.98; age 9 and up.

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

We’re Not Kidding! A Tribute to Barry Louis Polisar, various artists, Rainbow Morning Music, 2010; $14.95; age 9 and up.

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