From afterschool shuffles to Saturday morning freeze-dances, spend some quality time indoors rocking out with your kiddos to these new and nearly-new albums in the kindie music world. Click through the slideshow to get the skinny.

Recess Monkey: Novelties

Beloved Seattle-based Recess Monkey launched their latest 14-song album, Novelties as streaming-only in June. It’s now available in a downloadable MP3 format or CD. Novelties pays homage to the frosty treats we all love, as in the opening track “Every Flavor.” Kids will dance to them all: playful “Sweaty Yeti” and “Time to Make the Donuts” are just two of the rich and superfun line up. The album also features plenty of guest instrumentalists including saxophone, fiddle and trumpet.


photo: Kevin Fry

What new album will have your family shaking a tail feather? Share with us in the comments below!

—Amber Guetebier