Musical Resources for Children
The importance of music for children has been well-documented. Research has shown that music helps children to develop academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. For instance, the rhythms in music help to prepare young minds to grasp math concepts faster and easier. Children who learn how to play wind instruments have to be physically strong enough to blow a clarinet or a trumpet. Music is also an outlet for expression so it can help reduce stress in children. Here’s a musical resource page for children covering artists, children’s music sites, radio stations, resources for children’s music artists, articles, and links.
- Francie Dillon: Official site of the “Voice of Fairytale Town”, a much beloved entertainer-educator.
- The Hip Hop Professor & The Dream Team: A place to listen to samples of the albums that teach children about math.
- Little Melodies: Homepage of the band that makes “music 4 the whole family”.
- The Wiggles: One of the most popular children’s music groups.
- Ralph’s World: Official site of Ralph Covert, a musician superhero.
- The Sippy Cups: Enter their world to play games, read about news, look & listen, or check out about the shows.
- Red Grammer: Award-winning international children’s music super star.
- Terri Tunes Company: Unique and inspiring children’s music by Terri Young.
Sites Related to Children’s Music
Radio Stations with Children’s Music
- Kids Stations: Provides Anime Radio, Kids Pop, Kidz Christmas, Lullabies, and more.
- Children’s Radio: A list of the best children radio stations.
- Kids Public Radio: Great place to listen to lullabies, stories, sing-a-longs, and more.
- Karen & Kids: Their radio program with lively songs, stories, and discussions. Downloads available.
- His Kids: Awesome Christian music program for kids.
- Pandora: Come here to customize a radio for your kid.
- VH1 Internet Radio: A list of radio stations for children.
- Muppet Central Radio: Listen to Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the whole gang!
Resources for Children’s Music Artists
- Free Kids Music: A place where children’s music artists can submit their work.
- Download Kids Music: Accepts submissions from children’s music artists.
- Kids Music Planet: Podcast where artists can showcase their work upon approval.
- Sonicbids: Accepts submission for various genres including children’s music.
- CMN: The Children’s Music Network’s list of places where children’s music artists can submit their work.
- YouTube: The perfect place for self-promotion.
- The Independent Music Awards: Outlines the procedure for submissions.
- Children’s Music Labels: Good list of places that accept submissions from children’s music artists.
- Benefits: Outlines 12 benefits of music education for children.
- Special Needs: Discusses how music can help children with special needs.
- Importance of Music: An article about how music can help in a child’s development.
- Songwriting: Provides some tips on writing songs.
- Eastern Music Festival: Check out their special programs for kids.
- Songs for Teaching: A collection of thousands of songs for teaching various subjects.
- SFS Kids: The official San Francisco Symphony Kids’ site.
- Games: A series of games that teach children about music.