Your bags are packed, the car is gassed up and everyone is strapped in––it’s road trip time! Before you peel out of the driveway on your family vacation, make sure you’ve prepped your tablets and mp3 players with plenty of kid-friendly albums to keep everyone happy and entertained. Not sure where to start? Check out our roundup of the best kid’s music available for free through your Amazon Prime membership on Amazon Music.
Kidz Bob Party
Did you know Amazon Prime members can not only stream entire albums, but pre-set playlists too? Pass the time in a haze of dancing and singing when you queue up the Kidz Bob Party Playlist on Amazon Prime. Curated from four popular Kidz Bop albums, the Party playlist has 30 songs and over an hour and a half of listening time. It's so fun that mom and dad can join in on the popular songs, too.
Check out all the kids playlists on Amazon.
Songs From The Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers
Introduce your kiddos to the classics with this throwback Songs From the Neighborhood album featuring your favorite old school artists singing Mister Rogers tunes. While you won't be treated to the vocal stylings of Mister Rogers himself, there's no doubt you'll be transported back to a simpler time, and hopefully a peaceful one at that, on your long road trip.
Add this album to your playlist at Amazon.
100 Sing-A-Long Songs For Kids
Nothing passes the time like a good ole family sing-along which you can easily manage with a fun album like 100 Sing-A-Long Songs For Kids. Great for younger kids, this album packs all the songs from your childhood into one digital album. Get ready to revisit songs like If Your Ears Hang Low, If You're Happy and You Know It, and Old MacDonald. With over 2 hours of songs, all you have to do is press Play and let the time slip by.
Add the album your Prime account at Amazon.
Where The Sidewalk Ends
Cue up Shel Silverstein's Where The Sidewalk Ends and settle in for at least 45 minutes of a quiet car ride with the kids. Listen as Silverstein himself narrates one of the best classics in kid lit, and enjoy the sounds of the kiddos laughing, too.
Add this to your playlist at Amazon.
Songs of Ponyville
Every pony knows the reboot of My Little Pony made the franchise better than ever, and that includes the soundtrack to every episode. Your MLP lover will absolutely love Amazon Prime's Songs of Ponyville soundtrack, which includes 11 popular songs from the show. The Mane 6 appear on nearly every track and you'll be treated to some of your fave tunes like Hearts As Strong As Horses and Raise This Barn, which pretty much guarantee they'll be stuck in your head for the duration of your road trip.
You can find the entire album, as well as Equestria Girls tunes on Amazon.
If your little ones love Amazon's original series, Wishenpoof, then they are bound to love the accompanying soundtrack for your next road trip. Rock out with Bianca and her sweet songs on friendship and good deeds. There's no question this is one feel good album.
Snag the soundtrack before you head out on your adventure at Amazon.
The Verve Pipe- A Family Album
Yes, you are reading that correctly––your favorite 90's guilty pleasure The Verve Pipe has a family album and it ROCKS. Aptly named The Verve Pipe- A Family Album, the original band members come together and deliver a quippy, peppy and sweet album that's perfect for the family, but delivers an adult-friendly combo of quality lyrics and impressive musical stylings.
You can finally get Freshman out of your head and replace it with the more kid-friendly Suppertime. Head to Amazon to add this to your playlist now!
Feel What U Feel
Another kids album by one of your fave adult artists, Lisa Loeb's Feel What U Feel is a lively and fun album for the whole family. It's basically an album of whimsy and it gives us all the feels.
Rest easy with Loeb's soothing soprano by downloading it from Amazon.
Beethoven's Wig: Sing A Long Piano Classics
If you feel like giving your kids some culture on the long car ride, you need to download Beethoven's Wig, a hilarious sing-a-long album to the tons of classic pieces. That's right, a sing-a-long. You and kids will be treated to silly made-up lyrics to the tunes of Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin and more. You'll be laughing while secretly exposing your littles to classical music. Win win!
Save this album at Amazon.
Lullaby Versions of Zac Brown Band
The creators at Twinkle Twinkle Rock Star have delivered the perfect soundtrack to your midnight road trips in the form of Lullaby Versions of Zac Brown Band. You don't need to suffer one more second to overplayed lullabies when you pop in this soundtrack which hosts toned down versions of your fave ZBB hits. It's so peaceful, you'll need to make sure you've got an extra shot of espresso to stay away at the wheel.
Find this album over at Amazon.
Are you headed out on a road trip soon? We’d love to hear where you’re going and what music you plan to listen to with your family! Let us know in the comments below.
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