Kid-friendly (but actually enjoyable) Alternatives to the Radio: Older Edition

Sometimes the radio has less than desirable content for even mature adults to be subjected to. While we can’t shelter our kids without living in a hole, it is good to have items on hand which are an alternative to the hubbub of the radio. The problem is that a lot of kid-friendly alternatives torture the poor adults. (Can I get an amen?) I’ve come up with a list that we use in our car rides, that we tolerate, and that even we adults enjoy.

Christopher Churchmouse

For the kindergarten kids, this is a set of short stories about a little mouse who lives in a church and who learns many lessons about God and godly living. I grew up on these, and now my kids are too. They have books to go along with these, so they’re great for guided reading. This CD includes 10 stories which is an awesome bargain. I would start snatching up the books too because they don’t seem to be sold many places too often anymore. It is the calmer version of VeggieTales for my age.

christopher churchmouse

Adventures in Odyssey Life Lessons: Honesty

Many people over the years have listened to Adventures in Odyssey, but this collection is based on virtues. I like this aspect because it teaches truth and it focuses it, which pairs well with daily devotions or perhaps a Bible curriculum that your kiddos are doing at home. This CD includes three episodes all centered around honesty. I think this works best with first to fifth graders.

adventures virtues

The Chronicles of Narnia Collector’s Edition (Radio Theatre)

I do not believe this needs an introduction. Anytime you can get your hands on a classic work read in radio theatre, buy it! These audiobooks are a treasure the family will enjoy for years to come. I recommend this book series for sixth grade and up.

chronicles of narnia

 

You can find all of these items on Amazon. To save some money, getting them in MP3 format to listen from your phone or iPod will be the best bet.
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Kid-friendly (but actually enjoyable) Alternatives to the Radio: Younger Edition

Sometimes the radio has less than desirable content for even mature adults to be subjected to. While we can’t shelter our kids without living in hole, it is good to have items on hand which are an alternative to the hubbub of the radio. The problem is that a lot of kid-friendly alternatives torture the poor adults. (Can I get an amen?) I’ve come up with a list that we use in our car rides, that we tolerate, and that even we adults enjoy.

Hidden In My Heart: A Lullaby Journey Through Scripture

This is probably my favorite of the “baby” section, but I would recommend this for any age during the quiet time of the day. Scriptures are important to our family, I love that this soft, soundtrack-style music is entrenched with them. I am most thankful to my parents for instilling Scripture in my life in several ways, music being one of them, and I’m all too grateful to pass the tradition onto my children.

hidden in my heart

Sing Over Me: Worship Songs and Lullabies

I listen to this without the kids. The songs are truly worship but soft and calming like we all sometimes need. I have a Pandora channel that brings this up occasionally too without me even adding it or liking it because it is so popular with adults. Be careful that you are awake or have a buddy driver with this CD because it can make you drowsy!

sing over me

Daddy Plays: Acoustic Rock Lullabies

On a different vein, if you’d like to introduce your kid to classics, here they are. One aspect this CD touts is its non-electronic music. It is acoustic rock, just like the title says. There’s a real quality to it that you don’t find in other rock-lullaby CDs.

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Lullaby Versions of Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons is my guilty pleasure. I’m included this CD on this list not for the masses but for me. I truly enjoy them, and enjoy getting my kids hooked on them too. If you have listened to them before, give ‘em a try. It’s a little rock, a little Simon & Garfunkel.

mumford lullabies
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