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Little Beat

When it comes to music, parents have two choices. Submit to the agony of that dumb purple dinosaur, or hear the runts complain how much they haaaaate it when you play your favorite Morcheeba CD.

It is possible to make beautiful music together — if you know what to put in the five-disc changer. We cribbed the playlists of some DailyCandy kids and came up with a few collections that promise to make both generations, um, sing.

Quincy, 1
They Might Be Giants, No!
Various Artists, Toddlers Sing
John Lithgow, Singin’ in the Bathtub
Disney, Silly Songs
Walt Disney, Fantasia

Finn, 2
Bill Withers, Greatest Hits
Tony Bennett, Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues
Carole King, I’m Really Rosie
The Beatles, Yellow Submarine
Jessica Harper, Rhythm in My Shoes

Reese, 4
Broadway Kids, The Best of Broadway
Norah Jones, Come Away with Me
Frank Sinatra, Capitol Collectors Series
Bruce Springsteen, The Rising
Kelly Willis, Easy

Stephen, 10
Shrek, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Dave Koz, The Dance
John Mayer, Room for Squares
Bobby Darin, The Ultimate Bobby Darin
Andrea Boccelli, Romanza

See? Now you’ll be ready the next time your little DJ asks you to pass the mic.