Earlier this week my coworker, Farah, was wondering who buys those Kidz Bop CDs. You know, the CDs with the kids singing G-rated versions of all the latest pop songs? Like her children, my daughter also becomes entranced when the commercials come on. Dancing like a crazy person, screaming “I like that song,” the works. (Yes, that’s her doing one of her sick dance moves above.) But seconds later, she forgets all about it and goes back to whatever she was doing.
But the whole premise behind the CDs got me thinking the other day. Well that in addition to the fact that I was playing music and observed that my daughter was bopping her head and “singing” all the words to Mike Posner’s Cooler Than Me. Should I be paying more attention to the music my daughter is listening to?
She’s only two so I don’t think she really comprehends what the artists are saying, but occasionally a song will come on that has a few curse words in it. Should I be shielding her precious ears from that stuff? Protecting her from all the crazy stuff artists talk about in their music by getting her those annoying Kidz Bop CDs or other children’s music?
Fortunately, my doctor is pretty hippy dippy and says any exposure kids have to any type of music at this age is fine. So I get to keep my Mark Ronson and Florence + the Machine… for now.
How about you? Do you limit what music your kids listen to? Have you always? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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