The Best Children's Movie Soundtracks

The Best Children's Movie Soundtracks

Like adults, many kids can really fall in love with the great music in their favorite films. It's actually a great way for children to learn a lot about music. Even if the movie is not specifically about music, it can still open up the conversation to all sorts of discussions about music appreciation and what you want your child to know about music. Also, it's simply fun!  Introduce your kids to these really fun movies and also surprise them with the soundtrack for their collection. 

Later, when you are listening to the soundtrack, talk to your children about the movie it's from. In this way, the soundtrack can have the extra effect of helping your children learn about relating memories to music and teach them little tricks to jog their own memories by relating certain things to certain songs. Start with these charming soundtracks.

"Three Men and a Little Lady" is a movie that is both timeless and very much of its time. Confusing? It doesn't have to be. Although the fashions and hip sayings are a bit 1980s, the classic story of an unconventional family who feels unconditional love for one another resonates very strongly today. The five-year-old "little lady" that the title references steals her scenes, and children just love the "three men" rap as performed by Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg, and Tom Selleck as Jack, Michael, and Peter. Other classic songs from the soundtrack include "Waiting for a Star to Fall" by Boy Meets Girl and "Always Thinking of You" by Donna De Lory, Madonna's long-time dancer, back-up singer, and collaborator. 

Another great movie soundtrack that kids really respond to is "Annie." These songs are easy to remember, and they immediately bring to mind the spirited scenes from which they came. From "Maybe" to "Hard Knock Life" to "We Got Annie," you will want to sing and dance along as well, so be prepared for an impromptu performance between you and your children.