Happy New Year, friends! That’s right- this is my first blog post of 2018; something I’m feeling SUPER guilty about since it’s already January 15th! Work has been insanely busy the past couple of weeks and will only get worst until the second week of February when two of my big cases are scheduled for trial. Couple all that with TERRIBLE time-managing skills and VOILA, you’ve got two weeks without blog posts and one guilt-ridden mommy blogger 🙋🏽. I’m sorry, friends!
To make up for my laziness this past month I bring you this: three playlists filled with kid-friendly songs that will not drive you crazy. Hooray! I will be updating the playlists with your suggestions and comments so PLEASE drop me a line here or on Instagram and let me know what your favorite tunes to enjoy with the kiddos are. OH, and one last thing- these are all meant to be played on shuffle; meaning I didn’t arrange them in any particular order.. on purpose. In my experience, whenever I play songs in the same order for Chick she’s always too into the song that comes next to enjoy the one playing now! 🙄 For example, if she knows Elmo’s Song is on the playlist, she automatically start yelling “ELMO! ELMO! ELMO!” instead of listening to the current song which I KNOW she also loves…. Keep your Tiny Dictators guessing, I say… 😜
A mix of classics, chill movie soundtracks and some sleep themed kiddo songs. I didn’t go full-lullaby because I envisioned this as a chill morning + wind down after bath playlist more than an actual play when they sleep type of playlist.
My favorite! Feel good music your cutie will dance to and you won’t loose your mind over. Disclaimer: I included Elmo’s Song and Wheels on the Bus because lets be real- you can’t really have playtime without the Wheels + Elmo playing at some point, no matter how much it pains me to say 😝 sorry dudes! Lol.. I went heavy on the Disney (duh) and on our favorite kid musician: Casper Babypants! His music is very much for kids (lots of clap along and simple choruses kiddos can memorize like THAT) but it’s ACTUALLY good and the lyrics are seriously hilarious. I find myself chuckling a LOT when we listen to him.. especially when I was on maternity leave and hadn’t spoken to another adult in HOURS.
We always, always, always start bath time with the first song on this playlist. I don’t remember when we started using it but these days all it takes to get Chickie ready for bath time in under one minute is playing El Pato 😍 Also- is it even bath-time if you dont play Under the Sea? Nope..
Bonus playlist because you asked for it! All of our favorite music in Spanish, all in one place. I have to admit, it was MUCH harder to find non-annoying music in Spanish.. I, again, went heavy on Disney because duh (lol) and really tried my best to keep the annoyance factor down. Special thanks to my friend Natasha who told me about Spanish band Atención! Atención!– you’ll see a lot of their songs in the Spanish playlist. I also included some oldies because who doesn’t like a good throwback? and slipped in some actual adult music that Chickie loves to dance to! Enjoy my friends and do let me know what you think!
If you’re logged into your Spotify account, you can play the songs directly from here. Otherwise, you can just download the playlist or follow me on Spotify. If you’re looking for cool ADULT playlists, I recently started following one of my favorite bloggers- Jacey from Damsel in Dior– on Spotify and she’s got some awesome playlists.
Don’t forget to leave me your favorites below so I can add them to our playlists! Bear with me, friends.. I promise more content in the weeks to come once my day job calms down a little bit.. Until then,