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We recently took another long road trip down South, but this time doubled our distance going all the way to Florida. With 2 toddlers in tow we had to be sure to keep everyone happy and occupied during the 17ish hours of driving. We employed a bunch of the tips from our last road trip, and they worked great, but we needed some fresh material.
Let’s be honest that most children’s songs get annoying pretty quickly. My toddlers love to hear the same songs over and over and on a very long road trip I can only take hearing “The Wheels on the Bus” sung by other small children a handful of times. So, having a variety of family friendly tunes plus music that won’t drive you insane is an absolute must for road tripping with toddlers.
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Here are some of the CDs that we really enjoyed listening to on our long drive:
“LA LA LA” by Priscilla Ahn was hands down my favorite family friend CD. Ahn’s voice is so beautiful and her music is fun and catchy for little ones. When I first put the CD on I kept thinking that I knew this artist’s voice but I know I didn’t have any of her music downloaded before. Sure enough Priscilla Ahn has been featured on Grey’s Anatomy and she just has a voice that you remember. I’m now a huge fan and love that there are some cutesy songs that my kids like to listen to as well.
I’m not typically a huge country music fan but The Okee Dokee Brothers have a really great children’s album. “Saddle Up” has some great songs with positive messages and fun themes. It was the perfect change up to nursery rhyme CDs or any other song that your toddler might want to listen to 500 times on repeat. You can stream the whole CD for free if you have an Amazon Prime membership (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial).
I absolutely guarantee you are already familiar with Raffi, even if you don’t know it. Remember “Baby Beluga”?? Yep, thats Raffi! This “Best of Raffi” CD is loaded with other cute and catchy tunes just like it. My three year old really enjoys these songs and how silly they are. This is definitely a CD that your kids will enjoy listening to.
I recently shared how I’ve been incorporating Mindfulness in to my daily routine. I think it is a great practice for children as well since they are learning to deal with all of the different emotions that they experience. My three year old has responded well to some of the songs from the Daniel Tiger show so I knew that this CD would be right up her alley. Even young toddlers can learn to take a deep breath to help them relax when they are stressed about something. I love that Kira Wiley’s gentle voice in “Mindful Moments for Kids” helps give me more parenting tools to help my toddlers learn Mindfulness in a way that is fun for them. This particular CD was great while we made an overnight stop at a hotel half way through our road trip. The kids were pretty antsy from being in the car and doing some of these Yoga and breathing exercises were a great way to unwind.
I’ve teamed up with Sugar Mountain PR to bring you a chance to win a collection of family friendly music. One winner will receive a copy of each of the CDs above to enjoy on your family next road trip. The giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Void where prohibited. The giveaway will end on 3/4/17 at 12am EST. The winner will be randomly chosen by the giveaway widget and winning entry will be verified. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
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