We’re proud to announce that we’ve officially added a new genre to Pandora: Children’s Music!

We’ve hunted down some truly excellent children’s music for our collection, and our Music Analysts have spent months listening to every one of these songs. They’ve categorized the songs along hundreds of musicological traits so playlists are kid-friendly, musically interesting, and combine a great mix of familiar songs and fun new discoveries.

With Pandora’s built-in variety, never again will you have to listen to the same CD on repeat for weeks at a time. Anyone who’s under the impression that most children’s music is cheesy or that there isn’t much out there, is in for a treat.

Brady_Thumbs_UP.JPGSteve Hogan, our Music Operations Manager and co-curator of the stations below, has been listening to these stations with his 4-year-old son Brady. He hands the iPhone over to thumb-happy Brady, who has become quite enthusiastic about crafting his personal radio station. Sometimes he thumbs downs a song after only a few notes, but he’s always decisive. ­čÖé At left, he’s giving a thumbs up to a Raffi song.

If your child has a favorite children’s artist, start a station from that artist’s name. Or, read on to try some of the kid-tested stations Steve and I made for you.

Radio for Kids: Meant for kids 7 and under, this station is fun, educational, and not too baby-ish. For kids who are moving on up from Toddler Radio. Many musical genres are included here, and due to the variety and quality of songs, it’s enjoyable for kids and adults!

Rockin’ Kids Radio: Meant for kids 7 and under. This one is my personal favorite; an energetic station good for dancing, room-cleaning and high-energy play. This station is a winner for kids (and adults!) who love upbeat music. Rock out, kiddos.

Toddler Radio: Meant for kids 4 and under, this station is educational and fun! A variety of toddler-friendly themes and music genres are explored. Look for Sesame Street, Disney, & The Wiggles among others. ­čÖé
Sleepy Time:┬áMeant for kids 5 and under, this station is designed to prepare your tyke for a nap or bedtime (or any time you want to bring the energy level down a notch). It’s full of mellow sounds and sweet lullabies.

Kid’s Folk Music:┬áMeant for kids 7 and under, this station features quality kid-friendly folk music. It’s a pretty mellow station… a nice quiet-time alternative to Rockin’ Kids.

Tween Radio:┬áMeant for ages 8 to adult. This station is appropriate for those too old for children’s music but a bit too young for rock ‘n’ roll’s more adult themes. It includes pop music like Miley Cyrus, the High School Musical cast, The Jonas Brothers, and the cast of Glee.

Personally, I’m thrilled we’ve been able to fulfill this frequent listener request.
And for “aunties” like me, it’s very handy to have all this children’s music right at my fingertips.



  1. Michael
    July 06, 2010 at 8:14pm
    "The Man with 29 Cats," by Treehouse 10 is available as a free download on www.wigglenation.com (left side link), also currently from the Twitter widget at www.treehouse10.com. A family of 29 cats have the run of the house, the roof and the piano. The song is from the album Bug in a Puddle. Hippos, monkeys, a thoughtful bug, a best friend frog named Red, a merry-go-round a hot air balloon ride all figure into this. Listen to samples of all their songs at www.treehouse10.com. Treehouse 10 has been played all over the country and the world. Keep coming back to www.treehouse10.com for new updates.
  2. susanstotts
    July 13, 2010 at 5:49pm
    Thanks. This is a great idea!
  3. prowse
    August 31, 2010 at 10:40pm
    I just want a button that says NEVER OFFER EXPLICIT LYRICS. NOT EVER. for any age. Meaning ONLY provide the SWEAR-SAFE version. PAID account or not, in fact. Provide us with that button. Kids' music oferrings are great, but even some adults think rap with swearing is bull**** (do you see what I did there?) Also, btw, off topic: The ad blurb about signing up for annual Pandora One was explicit in itself that we could skip more songs than 6 per hour. I don't see that being the truth yet. You might want to fix that before I ask my CC for a refund. Like, maybe by tomorrow. And I will post a screenshot of this, just in case you dont feel like approving it.
  4. Rob
    October 07, 2010 at 12:29pm
    This was the last piece of the puzzle for me to move on from Sirius. Hard to find clean music for my kids in the car...THANK YOU!!
  5. Allison
    October 27, 2010 at 6:24am
    I am so excited to have this available. I am a substitute teacher and always looking for unique rewards for good behavior. Thank you :)
  6. Erinn
    March 03, 2011 at 8:02am
    Hi I am interested in your stations. When I go to create a new station and search for your listed station "Toddler Radio" nothing comes up. Am I searching correctly. I'm using pandor off my roku and my phones pandora. Thanks for creating these.
  7. Mendel Potok
    April 05, 2011 at 8:32am
    I don't envy the poor folks who had to go through all these kids songs for months on end, I can barely make it through a family drive with the Wiggles on! Thank you so much, my kid is always asking for "a dora".
  8. Ella1983
    April 24, 2011 at 10:40pm
    My son really love the station. He now make himself used turning on the station alone and do the singing. I even include it to his Home Education lessons, since i find him having much interest in singing. Thank you
  9. Ella1983
    April 24, 2011 at 10:41pm
    My son really love the station. He now make himself used turning on the station alone and do the singing. I even include it to his Home Education lessons, since i find him having much interest in singing. Thank you
  10. Martin|Arcanos
    July 31, 2011 at 8:23pm
    This initiative Pandora music for children is excellent. Mozart's music has a beneficial effect on children, one would expect pandora's music for children?

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