To really get the playdate started, cue this summertime soundtrack of tunes handpicked by tot-friendly rocker Little Miss Ann.
“Car Car,” by Elizabeth Mitchell, from You Are My Sunshine
(Woody Guthrie’s classic gets wee motors running.)
“It’s a Big World,” by Renee and Jeremy, from It’s a Big World
(A supersize helping of mellow acoustic guitar.)
“The Swimming Song,” by Loudon Wainwright III, from Attempted Mustache
(Take a dip in plucky ’70s folk.)
“Tree Hugger,” by Kimya Dawson & Antsy Pants, from Juno (Music from the Motion Picture)
(An earthy message you’ll sing along with.)
“Drivin’ on 9,” by The Breeders, from Last Splash
(Country rhythms for urban munchkins.)
“Bruises,” by Chairlift, from Does You Inspire You
(A synthesizer energizer.)
“If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out,” by Cat Stevens, from Gold
(Just remember to use your inside voice.)
“Mockingbird,” by Little Miss Ann, from Clap for Love
(Ann says be yourself and you’ll find your flock.)
Little Miss Ann plays May 16, at noon, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 West Belmont Avenue, at Hoyne Avenue (773-281-4444 or beatkitchen.com), $5; June 5, at 5:15 p.m., at Do-Division Street Fest, Division Street and Damen Avenue (do-divisionstreetfest.com), $5 donation appreciated. For more information, go to littlemissann.com.
What: Punk band for kiddies lets it rip with rock renditions of “Wheels on the Bus” and “Bah Bah Black Sheep.”
Why: The Ramones’s tour manager loves ’em.
When: Sat., 3 p.m.
Where: Reggies Music Joint, 2105 S. State St., at 21st St. (312-949-0120). Admission, $5/each or $15/family.
Nella Pizzeria Napoletana Mickey Mouse Pizzas
What: Neapolitan-style brick-oven pizzas are shaped to resemble your young diner’s favorite Disney pal ($5).
Why: It’s an off-menu secret.
When: Sun. & Mon., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 2423 N. Clark St., at Fullerton Pkwy. (773-327-3400).
Chapter One Organics’s XO Collection
What: The homegrown children’s designer plants a new seed with just-released bodysuits, side-snap rompers, and newborn sacks ($13-$38).
Why: Baby shower after baby shower.
When: Someone’s going to pop.
Where: Grow Modern Kids, 1943 W. Division St., at Damen Ave. (773-489-0009); online at chapteroneorganics.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Little Miss Ann