Our Music

Many folks ask us about the recorded music we use in our programs, so here is the (ongoing, non-scientific and always incomplete) list of our favorites.

Whenever possible we link to a source where you can purchase the music.  Use this to make your own playlists!

(you can also stop by the Children's Library in person to listen to all our playlists on the iPad)

(and remember to check out the free downloads available through the Library's Freegal service >>)

"A Dream And A Wish: An Offering Of Children's Classics (Instrumental)"
Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel | Format:  MP3 Download >>
This is the soft music that we often play in the background during our early literacy programs.

"Clap Your Hands Now"
Pam Donkin | Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album A Hop, Skip and a Jump

"The Freeze Dance" (aka "Hop & Stop")
Music for Little People | Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album Birthday Party Singalong

"The Hokey Pokey"
Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel |  kimboeddownloads.com >>
From the album It's Toddler Time

"I Love My White Shoes" (with Pete the Cat)
Eric Litwin | Format:  MP3 Download (FREE!!) >>
From the book Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

"Oh, What A Beautiful Morning"
Georgiana Stewart/Kimbo | Format:  CD >> 
From the album Good Morning Exercises for Kids

"One Finger One Thumb Keep Moving"
Available on Library-owned CD
Activity Time:  23 songs, stories and nursery rhymes
Artist unknown | Format:  YouTube video >> 

"Over the Rainbow"
Rosenshontz
| Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album It's the Truth

"Pet Sounds"
Rosenshontz | Format MP3 Download >>
From the album Share It!

"Razzama Tazzama"
Peter & Ellen AllardMP3 Download >>
From the album Raise The Children

"Shake My Sillies Out"
Nancy Cassidy | Format:  CD >>
From the album KidSongs

"Silly Dance Contest"
Jim Gill | Format:  CD >>
From the album Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes
And here is Jim's video version >>

"So Big"
Hap Palmer | Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album  So Big >>

"Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star"
Nancy Cassidy | Format:  CD >>
From the album KidSongs

"Washington Post (Sousa March) [Instrumental]"
Dennis Buck/Kimbo (this is the version we use) | Format:  CD>>
Here is a different (downloadable) version | Format:  MP3>>

"Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance"
Hap Palmer | Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album Two Little Sounds - Fun with Phonics and Numbers (Track # 5)

"Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance (Instrumental)"
Hap Palmer | Format:  MP3 Download >>
From the album Two Little Sounds - Fun with Phonics and Numbers (Track # 22)