Sure, it was adorable when our kids were singing every word from every song on the Frozen movie soundtrack but you have to admit, it got a little old after the 3,769th time.
I’m a big believer in ~~making~~ letting my kids listen to the music I already listen to. After all, it was pretty cute seeing my 2-year old singing “Beautiful Day”. But I do love to let my kids listen to songs that they find familiar and fun.
I love it when I find a soundtrack from a kid’s movie that not only my kids love, but I actually would listen to even if they weren’t around. Here are 5 of our favorites.
The Book of Life
From one of our favorite movies, The Book of Life soundtrack is fun and catchy and will have your kids singing with heart. The covers of “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”, Radiohead’s “Creep” and Mumford and Son’s “I Will Wait” are so good. “No Matter Where You Are” performed by Us the Duo is outstanding.
So, I’m not a big Rhianna fan (or really a fan at all). BUT, the Home movie soundtrack is a winner and Rhianna has three songs on the album and I LIKE THEM. Who knew. J Lo’s “Feel the Light” is our favorite. It’s a catchy soundtrack and perfect for impromptu kid dance parties.
The Wreck-it-Ralph movie soundtrack is happy and always puts me in a good mood. It kicks off with Owl City’s “When Can I See You Again”, has a few fast-paced songs and ends with Henry Jackman’s score from the movie.
Three original songs kick off the Brave movie soundtrack and they are inspiring and beautiful. The rest of the soundtrack keeps up the pace and is full of heart.
How to Train Your Dragon
I’m sentimentally attached to the score from the movie, How to Train Your Dragon. This movie was one of our favorites and we’re also huge fans of John Powell, the composer. The music will put you right back into the movie as if you are soaring on your own dragon.
The first 10 minutes of this movie were a trip. I remember sitting in the theater thinking, “WHAAAAAAAT is happening?!” but the sweet story and the music won me over. This one has been on repeat in the car for about six months.
More Kids Movies With Good Soundtracks
OK, We Couldn't Stop at 5! We had to keep going! Here's a list of more of the music we love from kid's movies!
I have a tender spot for this movie. Moana is our new favorite hero and the soundtrack is a wonderful mix of mellow and upbeat. Hello…any soundtrack that includes The Rock, Jermaine Clement, and Lin-Manuel Miranda wins in our book.
Curious George Movie Soundtrack
Sing-a-longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George from Jack Johnson and Friends. Who doesn't love Jack Johnson?
High School Musical Soundtrack
Listen. I didn't want to post it. I really didn't. But my girls are obsessed and that darn music gets stuck in our heads!
Disney's Zombies Movie
The Sound of Music
Disney's Greatest Hits
Music from the movie soundtracks of all of your favorite Disney Movies (and more). There's rarely a need to skip a song!
Lilo and Stitch
Where the Wild Things Are
More Kids Music from Movies
Create a Disney Station on Pandora
If you want to know what's playing at our house every morning before school it's our Disney station on Pandora. Always a great mix and a morning sing along is inevitable (or a morning solo by mom in the kitchen . . .)
Our Favorite Children's Musicians
Old School Wiggles
More Kids Music on TodaysMama.com
Podcast Interview with Children's Musician Laurie Berkner