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Best iTunes music for toddlers and preschoolers

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Must-have music for sleep and playtime

Music is an essential part of a child’s development and can help a child learn and use his imagination in ways only he is capable of doing. These iTunes albums are perfect for your toddler or preschooler’s growing mind and body.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Music is Awesome Vol. 3

You can't go wrong with Yo Gabba Gabba! If you have a child more than a year old, you've probably been sucked into these colorful characters that teach children the importance of sharing, caring and why it's important to not bite your friends. With songs mixed in from The Killers, Devo, The Postmarks, Taking Back Sunday and more, it's a nice balance between kid songs and kid-friendly songs that are easy on parents' ears.

Available on iTunes for $9.99

Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi

Raffi is a classic for both kids and adults, as most parents remember dancing and singing to this musical genius as children themselves. Explore sounds, silly words and educational tunes while this one-man band plays the kazoo, guitar and sings his heart out in catchy tunes like "Down By The Bay," "Robin in the Rain" and "The More We Get Together."

Available on iTunes for $9.99

Disney Lullaby Album

With 12 gentle instrumental melodies by Fred Mollin, this album will soothe and calm the entire family. These beautiful lullabies offer a mixture of Disney favorites with classic lullabies and will help children wind down from a busy day or help toddlers drift off to dreamland.

Available on iTunes for $9.99

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Catch the Moon by Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell

The whimsical songs on the Catch the Moon album are pitched exclusively for toddler's ears -- but kids of all ages will enjoy these enchanting songs. The acoustic sounds with a folk/country spin make these tunes perfect for car rides, quiet playtime and help also encourage the use of imagination.

Available on iTunes for $9.99

The Best of The Laurie Berkner Band

Get up and run, jump, dance and play with these infectious songs by The Laurie Berkner Band. These fun children's folk-pop tunes tell stories and encourage children's imagination and creativity while singing about their favorite things – dinosaurs, rocket ships and play, to name a few.

Available on iTunes for $9.99

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Baby Einstein – Playdate Fun

This made-for-playtime album incorporates the stylings that we've all come to know and love from the Baby Einstein symphony with the upbeat and classic children's songs that we all grew up singing. Sing, dance and play along to tunes like If You're Happy and You Know it and The Wheels on the Bus with your children... and have fun!

Available on iTunes for $11.99

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