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Summer is upon us, and what could be a better time for a family dance party than now?

Music has a way of brightening even the most rainy day. Add some fresh sounds to get everybody on their feet and moving. CDs are great for summer road trips, too!

To get you started, here’s a free streaming playlist featuring new tunes from some of the top artists in family music :


Here is you chance to win a giveaway bundle of new family music albums!!

Backyard Bop by Red Yarn — Portland’s family folk hero rounds up the critters for a rousing rockabilly dance party album that stays close to home while celebrating our neighborhoods and communities. Red Yarn’s songs unite people in troubled times. Check out his new “Jump for Joy” music video.

Amazon: Backyard Bop

Choo Choo Trains, Propeller Planes & Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car! by The Wiggles – All aboard for traveling and playtime songs from the world’s most popular children’s band. Check out their YouTube channel for the latest videos.

Amazon: Choo Choo Trains, Propeller Planes & Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car!

I Am Kind – by Lindsay Munroe (featuring Raffi) – Raffi produced and performs on this album of songs for unique kids. He loves this “collection of positive, endearing songs that kids, parents and teachers will love.”Lindsay, musician who is also a mom of three kids with autism, wrote the songs with Child Honouring in mind. She offers free downloadable activity pages to go with these happy and helpful songs:

Amazon: I Am Kind (Songs For Unique Kids)

Songs Across the Pond – by Brady Rymer and David Gibb – A three-time Grammy nominee teams up with a friendly UK family folk artist to create happy songs for play and exploration. Check out their “Two Towns” music video.


Giveaway Bonus One!

It’s the 40th anniversary of Raffi’s Baby Beluga album this month, and we’re throwing in a copy of this all-time classic by an icon of children’s music. Tune in to Raffi’s new YouTube channel on July 9th when Raffi and Yo Yo Ma perform the song together as part of the cellist’s “Songs of Comfort Series.”

Amazon: Baby Beluga

Giveaway Bonus Two!

The bundle winners will also receive Red Yarn’s guide to hosting your own staycation family “Backyard Bop” party, complete with activity, craft and food ideas.

How to Enter The Giveaway

Please leave a comment and share your own plans for summer parties and trips in the future and enter the giveaway here!

There will be two lucky (US) winners!!

Ends 7/24

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My name is Elizabeth. I'm a single mom raising my 2 daughters Althea and Cordelia in Kansas


  1. This year we keep thinking about our past trips and hoping to go again in the future.

  2. not sure about plans for summer parties and trips in the future, I’m staying at home for now

  3. It’s very important music in life. It helps regulate our emotions. I love playing music with my kids on the radio and on instruments.

  4. We have been camping and fishing due to social distancing! Just found out I have a new baby on the way so excited.

  5. we are staying home and safe from Covid, once that is over we are going to baptize our son and have a 2nd birthday party for our daughter

  6. We haven’t made any plans for parties or trips, but hopefully next summer we will be able to have parties (both my girls’ birthdays are in the summer).

  7. This is great for the kids! It’s been so hot lately we’ve been staying inside.

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