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Playlist: Just For Kids

Compiled By: PRX Editors

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Curated Playlist

For kids from one to ninety-two.

Adhémar and Jacobi and the Missing Model Locomotive.

From Charles Spira | 26:48

Adhémar (a small lion) and Jacobi (a little monkey) travel from the jungle in the Democratic Republic of Congo to Europe to recover a vintage model locomotive that disappeared from the home of a little boy in Paris.

Adhemar_jacobi_lionel_model_2025_small Adhémar (a small lion) and Jacobi (a little monkey) travel to Paris from the Democratic Republic of Congo to help Inspector Rocard from the Quai d'Orsay recover the beloved vintage model 2025 steam engine that disappeared from the home of little Alain Jospin. They are hot on the trail of a dishonest Central European model train dealer, Zoltan Gromek, and follow him to Antwerp, Belgium. This colorful, fast-paced story, will delight young listeners and open their minds to the world.

Record Bin Roulette - Happiness

From John Kessler | 03:52

Weekly 4 minute musical journey unearthing rarities, oddities and classics. This week, Happiness with Bobby McFerrin, The Turtles and The Partridge Family

Smiley_small Weekly 4 minute musical journey unearthing rarities, oddities and classics. This week, Happiness with Bobby McFerrin, The Turtles and The Partridge Family

Record Bin Roulette - School's Out

From John Kessler | 03:41

Weekly 4 minute binge of musical rarities, oddities and classics, this time "School's Out" with Connie Francis, Chick Berry, and yes, Alice Cooper. Special cameo from Mr. T.

Alice_small Weekly 4 minute binge of musical rarities, oddities and classics, this time "School's Out" with Connie Francis, Chick Berry, and yes, Alice Cooper. Special cameo from Mr. T.

Record Bin Roulette - Dreams

From John Kessler | 03:54

Weekly 4 minute dash through musical oddities, rarities and classics, this week it's Dreams with Enrico Caruso, Ella Fitzgerald and (yikes) Katy Perry.

Morpheus_small Weekly 4 minute dash through musical oddities, rarities and classics, this week it's Dreams with Enrico Caruso, Ella Fitzgerald and (yikes) Katy Perry.

2014-01-18 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 53:48

New music from Chibi Kodama and Human Tim + Robot Tim, plus so very much more!

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Segment 1
TMBG - It's Spare the Rock
Ella ID
TMBG - Ten Mississippi
Angelique Kidjo with Carlos Santana - Naima
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Astrograss - The Colored Pencil Factory
Spankers ID
Asylum Street Spankers - Everybody Loves My Baby
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Israel Kamakawiowo’ole - Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
Segment 2
Jayhawks - Smile
ID/prep to rock
TMBG - Don't Spare the Rock!
Chibi Kodama - The Roach Waved Hello (new)
Hipwaders ID
Hipwaders - The Books I Like to Read
Mr. Leebot & the Boogers - (Having a Blast) at the Pool
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Man or Astro-Man? - Jetsons Theme
Segment 3
James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing
Human Tim + Robot Tim - Jump on the Moon (new)
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Lucas Miller - I Don’t Wanna Be Part of the Food Chain
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem - Zudio
Muckafurgason - Dictionary
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TMBG - I Am Not Your Broom
TMBG - Spare the Rock

2014-01-04 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 53:47

Mister G, Manu Chao, Medeski Martin & Wood, Mojo Nixon, Matt & Kim, Mike Park, Miz B, Mocean Worker, Mariana Iranzi, Milkshake. That's just the acts that start with "M"! (That's a complete coincidence that there are so many of them, by the way.)

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Segment 1
TMBG - It's Spare the Rock
Ella ID
TMBG - Boat of Car (Brass Band version)
Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band - Til There Was You
Manu Chao - Bongo Bong
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Mister G - Crocodrilio
Medeski, Martin & Wood - Where’s the Music
ID
Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper - Elvis is Everywhere
Segment 2
Uncle Rock - Please Don’t Make Me Laugh When I’m Upset (live at Spare the Rock)
ID/prep to rock
TMBG - Don't Spare the Rock!
Matt & Kim - Let’s Go
Mike Park - Little Green Frog
Bag of hammers bumper
Miz B - Raise the Brain
Throwing Muses - Counting Backwards
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Segment 3
Lunch Money - To Be a Fossil
Mocean Worker - Right Now
Tribe Called Quest bumper
The Que Pastas - Ooh Bubble
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Mariana Iranzi - Hola Hello
Milkshake - Bottle of Sunshine
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TMBG - Courage the Cowardly Dog
TMBG - Spare the Rock

Compact Discoveries 47: Classical Kids

From Fred Flaxman | Part of the Compact Discoveries series | 57:00

Piano music inspired by children, by Debussy, Schumann and Faure.

Cdslogo2inch_small Piano music inspired by children, including Debussy's "Children's Corner Suite," Schumann's "Kinderszenen" ("Scenes from Childhood"), Faure's "Dolly Suite," and Poldini's "Poupee valsante" ("Waltzing Doll"). Complete script with playlist available here and at www.compactdiscoveries.com. This program was originally distributed nationally by the WFMT Radio Network in 2003. Its re-editing and re-release in 2007 were made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the PRX Reversioning Project.

Classics for Kids - October, 2013 - Igor Stravinsky - Program 2 - The Firebird

From WGUC | 06:28

The story of Igor Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird.

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Classics for Kids is a fun introduction to classical music for kids of all ages.  Each month focuses on a different composer. In October 2013 it is Igor Stravinsky.

 

In this second program for the month, host Naomi Lewin tells the story of Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird.  

Classics for Kids - Frederic Chopin Program 1 - About Frederic Chopin

From WGUC | 06:30

The Life and Music of Frederic Chopin

Cfkbox_120x120_1__small Classics for Kids is a fun introduction to classical music for kids of all ages.  Each month focuses on a different composer. In April 2013, it is Frederic Chopin. 

In this first program for the month, host Naomi Lewin tells the story of Chopin and his music, complete with many musical examples. 

Classics for Kids - Johann Strauss Jr. Program 3 - The Waltz

From WGUC | 06:30

The Waltz takes center stage.

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Classics for Kids is a fun introduction to classical music for kids of all ages.  Each month focuses on a different composer. In May 2013, it is Johan Strauss Jr.

In this third program for the month, host Naomi Lewin explains how the the waltz, which was popular on the dance floor in the 19th century, moved onto the concert, ballet, and opera stages.

Tell us a Tale Episode 7

From WTJU | Part of the Tell Us A Tale series | 28:07

"Little Red Riding Hood" and "Fin McCoul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill"

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Heard on stations all over the world, Tell Us A Tale, while technically 
a children's program, is so much more. Offering stories, tales and tunes 
collected from six of the seven continents (still working on 
Antarctica), this show appeals to listeners of all ages. So whether you 
are three years old getting an allowance, waiting tables in college, 
drawing a pension or collecting social security, gather round the radio 
each week for Tell Us A Tale!

Tell Us a Tale Episode 3

From WTJU | Part of the Tell Us A Tale series | 28:07

"Nanny Goat and the Seven Little Kids" and "The Mitten/Anansi and the Talking Melon"

Default-piece-image-1 Heard on stations all over the world, Tell Us A Tale, while technically
a children's program, is so much more. Offering stories, tales and tunes
collected from six of the seven continents (still working on
Antarctica), this show appeals to listeners of all ages. So whether you
are three years old getting an allowance, waiting tables in college,
drawing a pension or collecting social security, gather round the radio
each week for Tell Us A Tale!

Tell Us a Tale Episode 23

From WTJU | Part of the Tell Us A Tale series | 27:50

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Good Night Moon"

Default-piece-image-1 Heard on stations all over the world, Tell Us A Tale, while technically
a children's program, is so much more. Offering stories, tales and tunes
collected from six of the seven continents (still working on
Antarctica), this show appeals to listeners of all ages. So whether you
are three years old getting an allowance, waiting tables in college,
drawing a pension or collecting social security, gather round the radio
each week for Tell Us A Tale!

Tell Us a Tale Episode 26

From WTJU | Part of the Tell Us A Tale series | 27:50

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Green Eggs and Ham"

Default-piece-image-0 Heard on stations all over the world, Tell Us A Tale, while technically
a children's program, is so much more. Offering stories, tales and tunes
collected from six of the seven continents (still working on
Antarctica), this show appeals to listeners of all ages. So whether you
are three years old getting an allowance, waiting tables in college,
drawing a pension or collecting social security, gather round the radio
each week for Tell Us A Tale!

Two Little Girls Explain The Worst Haircut Ever

From Jeff Cohen | 02:57

My five year old cut off my three year old's hair. A few weeks later, I decided to interview them and get their explanations. Here's what they told me.

Imag0242a_small Happy to say that this little radio story has taken another life. In the summer of 2014, it will be a children's book released by HarperCollins Children's Books. Take a look!

School Bus

From David Green | 06:03

A third grader recounts the story of two second graders, a bus ride and a scary book.

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Default-piece-image-0 "You are about to hear the most horrifying story of your life." So begins Hannah?s tale of two eight-year-olds, a school bus ride and a scary book which they could not stop reading. This story was originally part of a site-specific audio tour of our school written and recorded by third graders. The stories recount school memories ranging from kindergarten to third grade which reference specific locations, landmarks and objects on campus. While these pieces were originally created to be listened to on-site, they can be enjoyed on their own as well. We also recommend that you listen using headphones.

Loose Tooth (1st Grade Room)

From David Green | Part of the School Scenes series | 02:32

The incredible, true tale of William, who lost two teeth two days in a row!

Default-piece-image-1 Third grader William remembers the extraordinary time in first grade when he lost two teeth in two days. Not one to sit around, William took matters into his own hands when his loose teeth refused to fall out on their own. This story was originally part of a site-specific audio tour of our school written and recorded by third graders. The stories recount school memories ranging from kindergarten to third grade which reference specific locations, landmarks and objects on campus. While these pieces were originally created to be listened to on-site, they can be enjoyed on their own as well. We also recommend that you listen using headphones.

The beat boy of Murray

From Baskhaus | 01:11

Three-year-old beatboxer Edward never knew he was part of such a dynamic audio community. Listen as he explores his own sound. Hear more at baskhaus.org

Cooldude_small Beat boy of Murray is a product of baskhaus radio group. The art excursion was themed "That Sound," and pitched to visual artist Joe Duncan for a trade much like visual artists do regularly. BRG cofounder and producer Rebecca Feldhaus Adams recorded and produced the first round of the exchange. Duncan, a print-maker, graphic designer and all around artistic force based in Denton, TX answered. Duncan started the second round, and the third is a double blind. Listen in on soundcloud and at baskhaus.org.

Across the Ocean - the first Transatlantic Radio for kids (Series)

Produced by Radijojo World Children's Radio Network

For the first time in media history, kids from Europe and America have their own intercontinental radio and web channel now: "Across the Ocean".

Made by kids for kids on both sides of the Atlantic. Educative, participative, entertaining. From the grassroots, free of commercials. All age groups: from 3 to 20 years. All topics for kids. All year round - every year. And: Every public or community radio station, every school, every youth initative can actively join the Transatlantic Radio Bridge! Check out: www.across-the-ocean.org.

UPLOAD HAS BEGUN!
You can also check pieces on www.across-the-ocean.org and mail us your preferences for upcoming productions!

Most recent piece in this series:

A day in the Life: Kids in America and Europe fight for the environment

From Radijojo World Children's Radio Network | Part of the Across the Ocean - the first Transatlantic Radio for kids series | 09:32

Transatlantic_poster_klein_small * Youth from Illinois and Berlin talk about ideas how to prevent climate change via internet!
* Fourthgrade Kids with learning disabilities from Berlin present their rap about waiste reduction!
* Kids from Berlin present a magic circus where they learn how to save our Earth on a daily basis!

The Beams! Radio Fiction for Kids

From Space Radio Productions LLC | 31:25

The first episode of a kids' "spacecast" focused on the wacky, outer space adventures of the fictional Beams family!

Beamssrmpro_small The Beams Are On! Welcome to the galaxy's first "spacecast" broadcast live from a Super Satellite 750 million miles from Earth! The Beams! is a radio show co-hosted by 10-year-old Brenna Beam and her 8-year-old brother, Baxter. The Beam kids discover a way to transmit to Earth while their genius scientist parents work on top secret projects. And that's where the adventures begin... Produced with professional actors and high-quality sound effects, The Beams! "fills the space between kids' ears" with fun and imagination not heard since the radio dramas of the mid-twentieth century. In the 30-minute pilot episode of the The Beams!, Earthlings aged 6-12 will meet Brenna and Baxter, their lovable robot, Comet, and a cast of wacky outer space characters that includes a saucy cook named Doreen, everyone's favorite house band, The Rock-Its, and the evil (and perhaps misunderstood) satellite patroller, Mudge. The pilot episode has six chapters ranging in length from 2-9 minutes long. Fans of the show can visit our web site at TheBeamsAreOn.com to get bonus audio material, download Comet's "Trade-a-Joke" cards, and even send email to Brenna and Baxter. For more information on The Beams!, please contact Jenny Mirken, Executive Producer, Space Radio Productions LLC, at 617-460-1906 or jmirken@hotmail.com.

Kid Lit with Lisa Loeb (Series)

Produced by On the Strip Radio Network

Kid Lit with Lisa Loeb is a half hour program for public radio celebrating the best in children’s literature.

Most recent piece in this series:

Fantasy, Magic & Adventure

From On the Strip Radio Network | Part of the Kid Lit with Lisa Loeb series | 54:00

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On this edition of KID LIT, Lisa -  
  • speaks with iconic children's book author, illustrator and songwriter, Sandra Boynton about her CD and illustrated book Frog Trouble .
  • chats with three Middle-Grade Authors about their very different series;
    • Internationally best selling author Kate O'Hearn (Valkyrie ) on her mythical Pegasus series,
    • Lisa McMann talks about her series The Unwanteds described as "Harry Potter" meets "The Hunger Games,"  
    • #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series Brandon Mull discusses his adventure series Five Kingdoms .  
  • finds out about "New Adult," a new age category, that's exciting readers and publishers.

Plus!

  • Children's literature blogger and expert Lee Wind, M.Ed. shines the Diversity Spotlight on a science fiction graphic novel for older teen readers, and
  • "The Book Nut" blogger Melissa Fox on her favorite books,

and more!