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At The Aquarium
This time on The Children's Hour we head under the sea, to the Albuquerque Aquarium. Our program was recorded before a live audience in 2019 and features three of the aquarists. One swims with the sharks, another grows coral, and the third is the keeper of the aquarium's otters. We also hear a Nigerian folktale told by storyteller Ramona King. Mixed with great music, and featuring our Kids Crew & Katie.
Baby BelugaRaffi & Yo-Yo MaBaby Beluga (40th Anniversary Version) - Single03:282020 Craft Recordings., Distributed by Concord.
Coral ReefThe Whizpops!Sea Blue Sea04:002014 The Whizpops LLC
CookiesKeller Williams featuring Fareed HaqueDream (Bonus Track Version)00:572007 SCI Fidelity Records
Vamos a la PlayaMister GABC Fiesta02:272013 Coil Records
This Is Your Day (For Every Child, UNICEF)SMTOWNSTATION X 4 LOVEs for Winter, Pt. 1 - Single04:042019 SM Entertainment
The MermaidDan Zanes & Festival Five FolkSea Music04:202003 Festival Five Records
Flying PlatypusRetriggerOrnitorrinco Voador - EP00:382009 Retrigger [dist. Tratore]
Sea Otter Groovin'Birdsong and the Eco-wondersIf I Were a Fish (And Other Ocean Songs for Kids)03:242011 Little Ones Music
Baby SharkBeth and ScottLearn & Play01:312003 Homemade Soup Records
The Waves Down In the OceanKaran CaseySeal Maiden: A Celtic Musical02:272000 Music For Little People
FishMilkshakeGot a Minute?01:362013 Milkshake Music LLC
Ice Fishin' ShackThe Okee Dokee BrothersWinterland02:432018 Okee Dokee Music
New Mexico's State Bird is famous as a cartoon character, but it turns out not much was known by scientists about the roadrunner until University of New Mexico undergraduate Tina Guo took on these birds for her senior thesis. We talk with Tina Guo, and her mentor, Dr. Christopher Witt from the Museum of Southwestern Biology. Learn about the lives, habits, and peculiarities of these charismatic feathery friends.
Early BirdThe Okee Dokee BrothersSongs for Singin'02:40 2020 Okee Dokee Music LLC
Bluebird BluebirdLindsay MunroeI Am Kind02:06 2020 Troubadour Music Inc., Under exclusive license to Craft Recordings, a division of Concord.
RoadrunnerBarenaked LadiesPlay Everywhere for Everyone: Dallas, TX 03-11-04 (Live)01:36 2004 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
The Bird in the Happy TreeThe Jamison Family BandYou're Nothing but a Roast Beef Sandwich and I'll Probably Eat You Today01:11 2014 Chris Jamison
The Whistling CarusoAndrew BirdThe Muppets (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)01:14This Compilation 2011 Walt Disney Records
Road RunnerSugar BeatsSugar Beats: Car Tunes - Fresh Versions of Retro Pop for Parents and Kids That Are Going Places02:51 2000 Sugar Beats Entertainment
CoocooCrosspulse Percussion EnsembleI Like Everything About You (Yes I Do!)03:34 2013 Crosspulse Media
Whistle GaitDevil in a WoodpileDevil in a Woodpile00:46 1998 Bloodshot Records
Repetitive BirdBilly KellyThis Is A Family Show!02:48Billy Kelly 2020
(I'm a) Road RunnerJunior Walker & The All StarsMotown For Kids02:48This Compilation 2010 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Birds of America Don't Care-OhThe Deedle Deedle DeesStrange Dees, Indeed01:41 2011 Ari Dolegowski, Chris Johnson, Ely Levin, Lloyd Miller
BirdhouseUncle JumboGarden Groove01:41 2019 Jumbo Life
Birds Fly AwayTheresa AnderssonHummingbird, Go!03:27 2008 Basin Street Records
Best of 2020
This time on The Children's Hour we are celebrating the best of 2020, which came to us in the form of Children's Music! The Kindie music industry exploded with creativity, releasing hundreds of amazing songs. We hear from longtime children's favorites like Laurie Berkner and Raffi, as well as soon to be legendary artists like Pierce Freelon and SaulPaul.
Photo by Gayatri Malhotra on UnSplash
Kick back with some hot cocoa and enjoy the tunes on this musical adventure through 2020 with The Children's Hour.
We're celebrating the holidays on The Children's Hour with some of our favorite traditional and nontraditional Christmas, Hanukkah and wintery songs. Our Kids Crew share how they celebrate the holidays, including walking Las Posadas, lighting luminaras and menorahs, and surprise visits from Santa.
Happy Holidays from all of us at The Children's Hour!
Holiday 2020 Playlist
Santa Claus Is Coming to TownSusie TallmanA Child's Christmas, Holiday Songs & Carols2008 Rock Me Baby Records02:14
Children Go Where I Send TheeThe Laurie Berkner BandA Laurie Berkner Christmas2012 Two Tomatoes Records, LLC., Under exclusive license to Razor & Tie Recordings. Marketed by Razor & Tie Recordings. Distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.03:00
Snowing All NightBrand New ShadowsWhite Flags2009 Cardboard Case00:44
Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerThe Happy RacersA Merry Very Christmas2018 Burton Avenue Music02:50
Winter SolsticeThe Freed UnitWinter Solstice2006 DVDr00:58
I Want a Hippopotamus for ChristmasThe Christmas Jug BandUncorked2002 Globe Records01:07
Christmas FerretThe Amoeba PeopleChristmas Ferret - Single2020 M51 Records02:29
Still, Still, StillSid Fendley & David ParlottoThe Gift of Christmas1996 Sid Fendley00:16
Christmas TimeMilkshakeChristmas Time - Single2020 Milkshake04:35
Silver BellsHector PimentelMerry Christmas from Hector PimentelHector Pimentel00:27
Christmas EverydayLil Kenzie PeaChristmas Everyday - Single2020 Lil Kenzie Pea01:09
FarolitoLuiz Gonzaga60 Grandes Sucessos (Remastered)2019 Luiz Gonzaga01:15
Las PosadasImix Children's ChoirAngelitos Navidenos2002 Imix Children's Choir02:50
FarolitoTish HinojosaFrontejas1995 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.01:52
There's a Cat Climbing Your Christmas TreeParry GrippJingle Burgers - A Parry Gripp Christmas Album2020 Parry Gripp00:52
God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenSid Fendley and David ParlottoThe Gift of Christmas1996 Fendley & Parlotto02:00
The Dreidel SongRocknocerosHappy Holidays2015 Rocknoceros02:17
O Holy NightBarenaked LadiesBarenaked for the Holidays2014 Raisin' Records00:25
Zan Vevede (O Holy Night)Angelique KidjoWorld ChristmasThis Compilation 1996 Special Olympics International03:21
Holly Jolly ChristmasMartin SextonCamp Holiday2005 Kitchen Table Records02:00
Snaefinnur SnjokarlBjorgvin Halldorsson100 Islensk Jolalog2006 Sena01:24
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownChristmas BuzzCountry's Most Wanted Instrumental Christmas Songs 2013Blue Paradise Records00:35
Descarga Ocho KandelikasThe Afro-Semitic ExperienceThe Hanukkah Lounge (Instrumental Jew Age Music)2005 Sweet Louise Music Bmi00:26
Chanukah Oh Chanukah / Ma'oz TzurMama Doni BandThe Acoustic Jewish Holiday Collection2013 Mama Doni Production03:15
Nutcracker, Op. 71 - Divertissement: Trepak (Russian Dance)South German Philharmonic & Alexander von PitamicTchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker Suite2012 Unchained Melodie01:07
Here Comes Santa ClausThe HipwadersYear-Round Sounds2014 The Hipwaders01:48
Feliz NavidadLucky DiazsingleRainy Day Dimes Music03:20
I Got a Cheese LogTrout Fishing in AmericaMerry Fishes to All2004 Trout Records02:09
Zoom Holiday Party123 Andres & Divinity RoxxZoom Holiday Party - Single2020 SALSANA RECORDS02:30
Get Inspired With The Alphabet Rockers
We're getting inspired by the two time Grammy nominated Alphabet Rockers founders, Kaitlyn McGaw and Tommy Shepherd. Plus we hear from the kids in the Extinction Diaries about how sharks are used in cosmetics and other products. This show has excellent music, and will inspire kids of all ages to become change makers.
Alphabet Rockers make music that makes change. Known as the preeminent children’s hip hop artists to focus on social change and racial justice, they are consciousness in motion. They spark an intergenerational conversation about the world through music and dance. Partnering with thought leaders on anti-bias and child development, they create empowered, engaging concerts and activities for young children, families, and educators.
The Alphabet Rockers have developed an anti-racism mini-training for kids, families and teachers called We Got Work To Do. Learn about bias, oppression, and where kids have power to stand up to hate, and make change.
Get Inspired Playlist
The Zoom SongThe Tallest Kid in the RoomThe Zoom Song - Single2020 The Tallest Kid In The Room03:09
Vibes (feat. Alphabet Rockers & Denzil Findley)SaulPaulBe the Change2020 ReRoute Music Group03:14
My LightAlphabet RockersRise Shine #Woke2017 School Time Music LLC02:07
Say Word (Instrumental)Secret Agent 23 SkidooInfinity Plus One2016 Underground Playground01:10
Black Gxrl Magic (feat. Samara Atkins, MADlines, Lillian Ellis, Maya Fleming, RyanNicole & Honey Mahogany)Alphabet RockersThe Love2019 School Time Music LLC03:27
ShineAlphabet RockersRise Shine #Woke2017 School Time Music LLC03:22
Invocation of the DukeDaKah Hip Hop OrchestraUnfinished Symphony2002 Stravingus Records01:11
Just Be (feat. Mahawam & Billy Dean Thomas)Alphabet RockersThe Love2019 School Time Music LLC02:47
Fascinating SharksBirdsong and the Eco-wondersIf I Were a Fish (And Other Ocean Songs for Kids)2011 Little Ones Music02:51
Something Inside (feat. Aneesa Folds & Namarah McCall)Little Green Monster ProjectSomething Inside (feat. Aneesa Folds & Namarah McCall) - Single2020 Well Beings Studio02:15
Kind WordsClaudia Robin GunnKind Words - Single2020 Claudia Robin Gunn04:03
Don't Be Mean, Be NiceThe Cool ChipsThe Cool Chips - EP2020 CN Records03:58
This episode of The Children's Hour is going to stink, as we learn all about skunks with the founder and director of The Dragoo Institute for the Betterment of Skunks and Skunk Reputations, Dr. Jerry Dragoo. We'll find out where skunks are found, why they smell, and how to avoid getting sprayed. Dr. Dragoo is a world renowned mephitologist, or biologist who studies skunks.
Plus Kids Crewmember, Evan Daitz has a review of the trilogy A Boy Called Bat, in which Dr. Dragoo is a character. And the kids in the Extinction Diaries cover a giant spider that was thought to be extinct, but has been rediscovered.
Learn more about skunks at the Dragoo Institute for the Betterment of Skunks and Skunk Reputations.
Here is a range map of where skunks live.
Skunk ancestors go back nearly 40 million years and used to live in Europe. This skull was found in Spain and dates back 10 million years.
Promephitis sp. (Batallones 3, Torrejón de Velasco, Madrid)
Spotted skunks are acrobats!
Listen to the sound of a baby skunk.
Jerry Dragoo was on the PBS program, Nature talking about skunks. Click here for the link.
Here are some videos about the book series A Boy Called Bat. This video is great for kids who are reading BAT:
https://www.facebook.com/HarperStacks/videos/3246033475469123/ This video is for educators who are sharing BAT: https://www.facebook.com/HarperStacks/videos/510860883102869/
Stinkle, Stinkle, Little SkunkyLucas MillerI Love Earth: The Absolute Best of the 'Singing Zoologist!'02:112010 Lucas Miller
SkunkDavid PolanskyAnimal Alphabet Songs03:151998 Perfect Score
What's Not To Love About A Skunk?Joe McDermottI Am Baby03:381997 True Blue Music
The Skunk Says FunkBrent LewisMonkey Hip Gumbo... & Mothball Stew00:55Brent Lewis 2020
Little Skunk's HoleThe KiboomersPreschool Circle Time Songs00:502013 Kiboomu
Stinker the Skunk?Beth JeanBeth Jean03:402018 Jetti Winkle Records
Skunk FunkThe Brecker BrothersThe Brecker Bros.01:141975 Sony Music Entertainment
You're Not the Boss of Me (Story)Bill HarleyPlay It Again06:541999 Round River Records
SkunkArtichoke26 Animals03:102009 greeen
Algo Rhythm NaturalPodington BearPlayful02:232014 HUSH
Stinky, I Love YouParry GrippFuzzy Fuzzy Cute Cute, Vol. 100:482010 Parry Gripp
The Skunk SongCab CallowayThe Original Soundies Collection, Vol. 102:482011 Orange Leisure
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