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10 Pop songs little kids can dance to (oh, and parents can hang, too)

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Have a family dance party

Ever wish your kids had an off switch? The next time the little ones are bursting with energy, crank up the tunes and have yourself a family dance party! Not only is it a great release for the kids, but you'll have a blast (and burn some calories) too.

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"Party in the U.S.A." – Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus gives us a blast of danceable fun with this one. Get out the video camera and capture the fun the kids will have prancing around to this 2009 pop hit.

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"Livin' La Vida Loca" - Ricky Martin

The up-tempo Latin beat in Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" is a good one if you really want to wear out the kids before nap time!

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"I'm a Believer" – Smash Mouth and Eddie Murphy

This song, originally recorded by the Monkees in the 60s, is best known by today's kids as the “song from the Shrek movie”. It was recorded by Smash Mouth and Eddie Murphy for the first Shrek movie, and redone by Weezer for the sequel Shrek Forever After. Pick your favorite version and start grooving!

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"Mickey" - Toni Basil

“Oh Mickey, you're so fine. You're so fine you blow my mind. Hey Mickey! (clap, clap, clap, clap) Hey Mickey!” Show the kids the music video from this '80s pop song and they just might want to dress up in a cheerleader costume and rock out!

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"Groove is in the Heart" – Deee-Lite

"Groove is in the Heart" was named one of the Top 100 Dance Songs by Slant Magazine — and for good reason! "Groove is in the Heart" is a disco, funk, hip-hop combo that will have you and the kids up out of your seats and on the dance floor from the get-go.

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Quick tip

Are your kids a little too young for a dance party? Let them rock out with an interactive Playskool Rocktivity toy like the Sit to Stand Music Stand that plays kid-friendly pop music for your little rock star!

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