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June 19

Track One: "Flapjacks" - Recess Monkey
They're not just for breakfast... you can dance all day to this joyous tune.
Track Two: "A Cookie as Big as My Head" - Lunch Money
The next best thing to eating this ginormous treat is rocking out to this tasty track.
Track Three: "Banana Pudding" - Sugar Free Allstars
If you're not a fan of banana pudding, you will be after hearing this funky tribute to the southern classic.
Track Four: "Cakenstein" - Gustafer Yellowgold
A ballad dedicated to what happens when you make a robot out of flour and sugar is today's cherry on top!


June 12

Track One: "I Put a Spell on You" - Jazzy Ash
Feel the jazzy beat in this classic song that promises to capture you with a magical spell.
Track Two: "Wake Up" - Spirit Men
Socially conscious lyrics blend with African rhythms in this beautiful sing-along song.
Track Three: "Funga Alafia" - Aaron Nigel Smith
Join this inspiring reggae artist and a chorus of kids for a Nigerian welcome song.
Track Four: "Toddlers Rocking" - Asheba
Groove along to these upbeat calypso sounds that will get the kids on their feet.


May 29

Track One: "Elephants" - Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band
A catchy, bopping song for one of our largest animal friends.
Track Two: "King Cobra" - Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards
Reptiles represent in this New Orleans-inspired ode to the king of the snakes.
Track Three: "Wake Up the Barn!" - Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys
A foot-stomping barn jam with all your favorite farm pals.
Track Four: "Willy Was a Whale" - Justin Roberts
Classic pop tells the story of a whale who marches to the beat of his own drum.


May 22

Track One: "Dancin' In The Kitchen" - Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
These folk music legends get you dancin', no matter where you are.
Track Two: "Oh, Won't You Sit Down" - Alex & The Kaleidoscope
(But how can you, if you’re up and dancing?)
Track Three: "Dance Party" - Michael & The Rockness Monsters
Let’s not beat around the bush—this is what you’re here to do.
Track Four: "The Boatman's Dance" - The Okee Dokee Brothers
Wrap it up with a dose of good old-fashioned bluegrass dance music.


May 15

Track One: "Chicken" - Alastair Moock
Dance around to the happiest avian blues song ever written.
Track Two: "Woodpecker" - The Moonlights
It's springtime - let's welcome back all of our favorite birds and other creatures.
Track Three: "Buck Eyed Jim" - Elizabeth Mitchell
How about another bird song?
Track Four: "Birdsong" - Steve Weeks
And if you haven't heard the name of your favorite bird in this playlist yet, you may find it here.


May 8

Track One: "Obsessed by Trucks" - Justin Roberts
An upbeat ballad for the vehicularly fixated kid in your life.
Track Two: "Tickle Machine" - KB Whirly
Dance, wiggle, smile, and giggle. You’re a tickle machine.
Track Three: "Take Turns" - The Bazillions
Good advice that doesn't grow old. Parents take heed!
Track Four: "Cross the Street" - Future Hits

Let the sidewalk be your dance floor—just don't boogie in the street!


May 1

Track One: "Wake Up the Barn!" - Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys
Visit your favorite farm animals without leaving the city.
Track Two: "Sail Away Ladies" - Dan Zanes
Get ready to sing and dance along to this traditional folk tune.
Track Three: "Iko Iko" - Father Goose
A dance party is never complete without this classic song.
Track Four: "Number 2" - Danny Weinkauf and the Red Pants Band
Move over, Number 1. There’s a new number sheriff in town.


APRIL 24

Track One: "What Goes On" - Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower
The Velvet Underground for the juicebox set.
Track Two: "Otis" - Justin Roberts
Ride up and down, and count along with this upbeat anthem to elevators. Don't forget to skip the 13th floor!
Track Three: "Bugalú Pa' Mi Abuela" - Boogaloo Familia
Let’s celebrate our grandmothers, boogaloo style.
Track Four: "People Really Like Milk" - Billy Kelly
Except if it's old milk, of course.




APRIL 17

Track One: "Do you ever stop?" - Shine and the Moonbeams
Skip, flip, and rock n' roll to this high-energy R&B song for the whole family.
Track Two: "La Bamba" - 123 Andres
This catchy classic gets the Latin Grammy-nominated family treatment from 123 Andres.
Track Three: "Dad's Beard" - Alex and the Kaleidoscope
For all the dads growing beards at home, and the kids who love them.
Track Four: "If I Were an Octopus" - Michael Napolitano
This purple-pants, diamond clad octopus is ready to dance and sing with you right into the weekend.


APRIL 10

Track One: "Blue Bear" - Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
A popular hit with lots of opportunity for freestyle dance moves.
Track Two: "Little Liza Jane" - Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower

From Mexico to Chicago to Providence (to Symphony Space!), this charming song explores friendship coast to coast.
Track Three: "La Golondrina" - Sonia De Los Santos
Fly like a little swallow to this beautiful canción welcoming springtime.
Track Four: "Rock, Paper, Scissors" - The Not-Its!
A super fun rock song that gets even better when you sing along!


APRIL 3

Track One: "Pizza for Breakfast" - Mister G with special guests from the Broadway show School of Rock
A hard-rocking tribute to the best breakfast food ever!
Track Two: "When the Saints Go Marching In" - Monster Gras with Jazzy Ash
Get up and dance to this classic New Orleans song.
Track Three: "Happy Birthday" - Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights
Is today your birthday? Celebrate anyway with this completely new take on the song you all know.
Track Four: "Bluegrass for Breakfast" - The Okee Dokee Brothers
...and if you didn’t have pizza (as we recommended on track #1), you have another option!


MARCH 27

Track One: "Weigh Anchor" - Captain Bogg and Salty
Kick off today's playlist by "weighing anchor" and getting ready to dance—pirate style.
Track Two: "Brinca, Jump!" - Moona Luna
Are you up and dancing? Here comes another jumpable, twistable, bouncable song...this time en español!
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rack Three: "Dance to the Reggae Rhythm" - Aaron Nigel Smith
See if you can play with rhythm and flow in how you dance to this joyful reggae tune.
Track Four: "Pop Fly" - Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players
Last one, so give it all you've got! The most danceable baseball song ever written.

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