Ralph Covert may have started his career in a Chicago indie band, but he's evolved into a national sensation as a mega-popular kids' artist. We chatted with him about Ralph's World and the band's appeal.
Share that playlist! Introducing your baby to tunes is an easy and enjoyable way to interact with your baby in his first year and can help set the stage for lifelong musical development. Plus, playing together with music can brighten his mood, benefit his brain, and boost his language skills.
Back in 1997, David Weinstone, a punk rocker from New York City, took his 2-year-old son to a music class. Not liking the bland offerings, David decided to start teaching classes for kids that featured his own music. Dubbed Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals, the program took off -- and so did the music. Today, Weinstone is among the nation's most-popular kids' performers and his Music for Aardvark classes are taught in nine states as well as in the United Kingdom and Japan. We spoke with David about how it all came about -- and his next album.