Historically, the famous Tin Pan Alley back in the 19th and 20th centuries showcased a handful of popular songs intended for children, including the “Ten Little Fingers” song, “School Days”, and “Teddy Bears’ Picnic”. These famous compositions paved the way for early recordings of children’s songs. In fact, some of the first recorded songs were popular nursery rhymes for children. All of the earliest record catalogues contained entire sections dedicated specifically to songs for children. By the 1930’s, albums specifically for children were produced, based upon popular nursery rhymes and Disney film cartoons. Children learned to follow along with read-along and sing-along books and films. It was Disney alone responsible for introducing children’s cinema with children’s music. Today there remains a separate genre for kids’ music with fictional music groups and holiday jingles claiming popularity.
Music grew into an educational resource for children to enhance their knowledge at home in a positive fashion. New songs taught children how to behave, as many of them still do. Many of the more popular songs of the 20th century, and even a few of the historic nursery rhymes have remained popular songs to be played at parties, on stage at children’s events, and during fun kid-friendly fashion shows. These songs provide the perfect background noise to your next child-friendly event and can be an easy educational download approved by parents and teachers alike.