>1 A POTLUCK
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band Family gathering? Forget the tuna-noodle casserole and bring this fun dish instead. Kids and grown-ups alike will gobble up the indie-pop beats.
2 WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE!
Aaron Nigel Smith A multi-culti treat with assists from Laurie Berkner, Dan Zanes and an international kid chorus.
3 MR. DIDDIE WAH DIDDIE
Randy Kaplan Take your kids on a time warp with this collection of blues and ragtime numbers from the early 20th century.
4 ANNA & THE CUPCAKES
Bari Koral Family Rock Band Sweet songs frosted with whimsy.
5 RAISE A RUCKUS
Hullabaloo Taylor Swift can wait. Start your little ones on this country-pop album brimming with clever wordplay.
6 SING LOUD!
Melissa Green This is mom music that kids will dig. Just try listening to “My Love,” a catchy ode to parental adoration, without getting teary.
7 LITTLE SEED
Elizabeth Mitchell Exquisite renditions of timeless Woodie Guthrie tunes.
With a song called “A.D.D.” and Debbie Harry on another track, this is as edgy as kindie rock gets. Warning: It’s noisy.