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  • Writer's pictureAliya

My Toddler's Favorite 'Grown Up' Songs

Why listen to children's music when there are songs that both parents and kids can enjoy?

As a mom to a three-year-old, I’ve put in my time with the at-first hilarious, but inevitably tortuous children’s music. I’ve had my share of “Johnny, Johnny? Yes, Papa” and “baby shark, doo doo doo do do do” and the rest of the toddler top 40.

But why listen to children’s music, when there’s plenty of songs that both parents and kids can enjoy? She may not be ready for Gucci Mane and Tupac (maybe Dear Mama?), but after scrolling through my Spotify playlists, I started introducing her to some songs I thought she would enjoy.

Here’s some of my favorites from Avery’s playlist:

A song I left off the playlist is Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off. She discovered it via the movie “Sing!” and I have heard that song approximately one billion times over the course of two months. No. more. please.


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