When most parents with young kids were kids themselves, audio entertainment was probably pretty limited. But, in the on-demand era, music libraries are virtually limitless, not to mention very portable.
Streaming music services that are popular with adults can be configured to cater to kids. So, we thought we’d take a look at some of the most popular streaming services and do a little digging to come up with some great options that may have been sitting right under your fingertips.
Try some of these suggestions and soundtrack your Take Time to Play sessions this season and beyond!Spotify Many adults are familiar with this perennial streaming music service, but did you know there’s tons of good stuff for kids on this app?
Check out some of the cool user-generated playlists that filter Spotify’s 20 million-song catalog into collections featuring every Disney song ever, toddler jams and lullabies.Google Play Music All Access You’ll get a similar experience with this streaming service, which, like Spotify, has a dedicated kids section.
Pandora Another household name in the digital world, Pandora also features some family friendly options. You’ll find quite a variety under the “Family” genre, including "Toddler," "Children's Indie," "Family Folk Songs" and current favorite “Family Christmas.”
iTunes Radio A newer player in the streaming music game, iTunes operates similar to Spotify’s radio function or Pandora. There’s plenty of kid options here, including Frozen Radio … if you’re in the mood for a sing-along.
Stitcher Radio The Stitcher app puts more than 20,000 podcasts at your fingertips. You also save a ton of space on your mobile device by avoiding the download, as the service is all streamed.
Quiet car rides with Storynory or huddle around the radio for the old-timey style of The Thrilling Adventure Hour.
What do you listen to with your kids? Visit HABA’s Facebook page and tell us and other parents about your digital discoveries!
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