If you have kids, you may be tired of hearing “The Wheels on the Bus” for the umpteenth time! Time to get back on track with Pandora: the popular personalized music service that is free, simple, and everywhere moms and kids are: near a computer, on a smartphone/iPad, or in front of a new TV or connected BluRay player. My husband and I enjoy it on our computer and I love the App on my iTouch!
Pandora has some great kid genre stations for children of all ages (listed below); and it is easy enough for mom to set up stations (you can have up to 100) for our music too – all on one free account.
To set it up:
1. Download Pandora on your smart-device or log on to Pandora.com on your computer
2. Enter the name of a favorite artist or song
…and immediately a station full of the original request and other pieces of music with similar attributes start playing. The ads are unobtrusive (only one per break) and the stations allow for a unique experience of musical delight and discovery for anyone listening.
*Type the name of any of the below kid genre stations into the “Create a Station” box on Pandora for hours upon hours of musical delight and discovery:
Toddler Radio – Meant for kids 4 and under, this station is educational and fun! A variety of toddler-friendly themes and music genres are explored. Look for Sesame Street, Disney, & The Wiggles among others.
Lullabye – Meant for kids 5 and under, this station is designed to prepare your tyke for a nap or bedtime (or any time you want to bring the energy level down a notch). It’s full of mellow sounds and sweet lullabies.
Radio for Kids – Meant for kids 7 and under, this station is fun, educational, and not too baby-ish. For kids who are moving on up from Toddler Radio. Many musical genres are included here, and due to the variety and quality of songs, it’s enjoyable for kids and adults!
Rockin’ Kids Radio – Meant for kids 7 and under. This one is my personal favorite; an energetic station good for dancing, room-cleaning and high-energy play. This station is a winner for kids (and adults!) who love upbeat music. Rock out, kiddos.
Tween Radio – Meant for ages 8 to adult. This station is appropriate for those too old for children’s music but a bit too young for rock ‘n’ roll’s more adult themes. It includes pop music favorites like Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, and the cast from “High School Musical.”
Pandora, music for the whole family!
Informative post for the benefit of my readers.