Dance, Monkey, dance!

Dance, Monkey, dance!

My daughter was about 11 when suddenly, earbuds sprouted from her head as a permanent fixture. And while it’s true that sometimes I’d rather not have to listen to “Firework” on repeat for an hour (ahem), there are also times when I’d like...
Dads Dig This: Amplitube

Dads Dig This: Amplitube

We’re so thrilled to welcome Lucky Diaz, one of our fave kindie rock artists, as our guest Dads Dig This blogger. He’s the father of a beautiful 7 year old daughter and lives in Los Angeles. Like most dads, I usually spend post-bedtime evenings...
Kindermusik Radio: Like Pandora for kids

Kindermusik Radio: Like Pandora for kids

Back in the day, if you wanted to sing silly kids songs while banging a tom-tom and moving to the rhythm you had to sign up for an expensive kid’s music program. Today, well, you still have to do that. But in the age of apps like Pandora and Slacker radio,...
Tokidoki is all ears

Tokidoki is all ears

I come by my love all things kawaii starting with Hello Kitty back in the 1970s. And while I realize I’m too mature now (cough) to deck myself out entirely in Japanese pop-art accessories, a little cuteness keeps the stuffy out of being a grownup. I’m...
Sweet audio dreams

Sweet audio dreams

Ever since my kids got their very own MP3 players, they’ve become heavily music-dependent. Lots of times I’m okay with that, but I’m certainly not going to let them sleep with headphones on. And neither do I want to be listening to battle of the...
The best Beatles songs for kids

The best Beatles songs for kids

While there are some awesome kindie rock bands out there that we’ve featured both here and on Cool Mom Picks, there are plenty of awesome “adult” tunes out there that work just as well for our kids. Now that the Beatles are on iTunes (whoo!),...
Piquing Our Geek: Custom Headphones for Lyric Freaks

Piquing Our Geek: Custom Headphones for Lyric Freaks

I know people that I can describe as a man or woman of their word, but that’s being taken to a whole new level when words become a style of personalization for gadgets.  A pair of The Street Headphones are a holy, major, unabashed splurge at $1,100, but...

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