Best Kids Music in 2012

The 2012 National Parenting Publications Awards results are in and we’ve awarded the year’s best products for children, providing busy parents with this year’s sure-bet holiday gift guide.

Parents always want to give their kids hours of listening, reading and playtime fun. These Gold-Award winning books, magazines, music, apps, software, video games and websites do just that.

By Michael Berick

Music that kids will love and parents won’t mind listening to.

0 to toddlers

Good Morning My Love, Vered Benhorin

Vered Music, 2012; $12; veredmusic.com


Ages 3 to 5

Backseat Driver, The Cat's PajamasHowlin Records, 2012; $15; howlinrecords.com

Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie,Elizabeth MitchellSmithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2012; $11.98; folkways.si.edu


Ages 6 to 8

All About Bullies . . . Big and Small Cool Beans Music/East Coast Recording, 2011; $15; coolbeansmusic.com

Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie, Randy Kaplan MyKaZoo Music/Universal, 2012; $11.99; randykaplan.com

Ozomatli Presents OzoKidz Hornblow Recordings,2012; $15; ozomatli.com

Picasso, That's Who! (And So Can You!), HopeHarris Holcomb Rock Road, 2012; $15;hopeharris.com

The Colored Pencil Factory, Astrograss Smoggy Borough Records, 2012; $15; astrograssmusic.com


Ages 9 and up

Make Believers, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Underground Playground, 2012; CD, $15; secretagent23skidoo.com


Whole Family

Anna and the Cupcakes, Bari Koral Family Rock Band Magenta Records, 2012; $11.98; barikoral.com

French Learning Songs (Chansons pour enfants), Cha, Cha,Cha Whistlefritz, 2011; $14.99; whistlefritz.com

High Dive and Other Things That Could Have Happened,Bill Harley Round River Productions, 2012; $15; billharley.com


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