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The best family CDs of 2012



In a year with many candidates for “best” CD, I’m declaring this year’s high quality as the new normal for kids’ music. Each release is unique, both musically and educationally. Consider this alphabetical-by-artist list a 20-way tie for the Best Family CD of 2012.

Choose any CD and scroll through the list, or Start Here.

Hot DogCaspar Babypants
 

A PotluckLucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
 

Middle of Nowhere, Elska
 

Picasso, That’s Who!, Hope Harris
 

Raise a RuckusHullabaloo 
 

Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie, Randy Kaplan
 

Kinder Angst, Kinder Angst
 

Spicy Kid, Lunch Money
 

Ultramagnetic Universal Love RevolutionMista Cookie Jar
 

ChocolalalaMister G

Can You Canoe?Okee Dokee Brothers
 

Ozomatli Presents OzokidzOzomatli
 

Rabbit Days & DumplingsElena Moon Park & Friends
 

Radio JungleThe Pop-Ups
 

In Tents, Recess Monkey 
 

A Little Love, Renee & Jeremy
 

Lullaby, Justin Roberts
 

Make Believers, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
 

Science FairVarious Artists
 

Year in the DayGustafer Yellowgold

Kathy O’Connell is a contributing writer to MetroKids and host of Kids Corner, weekdays 7-8pm on WXPN 88.5 FM.

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