The Putumayo Kids division was created to introduce children to other cultures through fun, upbeat world music. Since the release of the best-selling World Playground CD in 1999, Putumayo Kids has become one of the world’s leading children’s record labels, winning critical acclaim and honors from Parents’ Choice Awards and many others.
Animal Playground is a multilingual collection of animal-themed songs from around the world. The 11 tracks on the album will guide listeners on a journey that begins in North America and ends in Africa without skipping a beat in between. Music fans of all ages will want to jump, hop and sing along to the playful, upbeat melodies of Animal Playground.
French is a Romance language, which means it has roots in Latin, the language used by the ancient Romans. Spanish, Italian and Portuguese are also Romance languages. Besides France, the Francophone (French-speaking) areas of the world include 25 other countries in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and even parts of Canada and the United States.
Most of the songs on this collection come from France and the province of Quebec in Canada. French music has been influenced by popular sounds from around the world including jazz, reggae and African rhythms. We hope you enjoy this musical rendezvous of fun French songs. Bon voyage!
Sing along with these fun, upbeat songs from around the world!
A catchy melody and a rhyming lyric invite singing along, no matter what the language.
African Playground Putumayo's award-winning Playground series of world music CDs for children travels to Africa, a continent that is exuberantly rich in music and culture. African Playground is filled with great songs by artists from Senegal to South Africa, including a previously unreleased track by world music superstar Angelique Kidjo. Children and their families will love the upbeat rhythms and appealing melodies on this musical tour. Parents and educators will appreciate the accessibly presented cultural information and musical fun facts. African Playground includes entertaining and informative multi-lingual liner notes, song lyrics, cultural information, a music glossary and colorful illustrations.
European Playground, the newest release in Putumayo Kids' acclaimed Playground series of CDs, is a collection of 15 songs that takes families on a fun-filled cross-genre musical tour around the continent. Europe is a favorite destination for travelers who marvel at the continent's rich cultural variety. Europe is home to almost 50 countries, each with its own unique culture, history, traditions, food and music. European Playground features a lively and engaging selection of family-friendly music from contemporary artists from these very diverse regions. The multilingual songs are easy to sing and dance along to, no matter what language you speak. As with all Putumayo Kids releases, European Playground showcases the ways in which musical styles become global phenomena. The universal appeal of Caribbean musical styles is evident in tunes from artists working in the Netherlands, Greece and Denmark. Similarly, the mutual influence that Scottish and Irish music and North American folk music share can be heard in songs by Scotland's Ian Benzie and Ireland's Sharon Shannon. Adding to the educational experience, European Playground includes liner notes in four languages - English, Spanish, French and German.
Brazilian Playground A lively musical journey that will transport children from the rainforests of the Amazon to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
World Playground A Musical Adventure for Kids is a collection of great songs from around the world that the family can enjoy together. This CD takes children and parents on a musical journey to faraway places where they can be introduced to other people and places around the world. A trip to the World Playground makes exploring other cultures a fun adventure for music fans of all ages.
Kids World Party marks a return to Putumayo's global roots with 12 fun, danceable songs accompanied by a multilingual (English, Spanish, French, German), child-friendly booklet that explores how children worldwide celebrate special occasions.
Reggae Playground Featuring songs from the Caribbean and around the world,Reggae Playground is a jammin' reggae party for the whole family.
“You know a kids’ CD is a winner when you’re bopping to it in the minivan—and the car seats are empty.” – People magazine This joyous collection for kids and their families features a festive selection of tunes that reflect the crossover appeal and worldwide influence of reggae – a genre that is beloved all over the globe.
Latin Playground Take a musical tour of Latin america with these soothing songs for relaxation and bedtime.
Collecting ten calming melodies from around Latin America, this colorfully packaged release will ease the journey into “la tierra de los sueños” (dreamland). On Latin Dreamland, artists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and Peru perform traditional and new material, from a sweet song about bunnies (“Éste era un Conejo”) by Silvia Shujer, to “A Jardineira” by bossa nova guitarist Reginaldo Frazatto Jr., to the classic closing track “Cielito Lindo” by Marta Gómez.