Family Fun: Take Your Kids to a Show
Kids' music artists like Justin Roberts and the Laurie Berkner Band play live shows all over the country, and what's better, they tend to snub ridiculous Madonna-esque ticket prices and instead opt for something much more family-conscious (we're talking $5 to $45).
How to Get Your (Kids') Groove On:
- Watch it LIVE: Kids can't get enough Dora and Foofa? If you're not ready to admit you watch Nick Jr. when the kids are sleeping, go ahead and use your kids as an excuse to catch the musical stylings of Yo Gabba Gabba and Storytime LIVE.
- Check out some classical. Let your baby boogie to Beethoven at a live orchestra concert. Check for fun family-friendly shows specifically tailored to your little ones. Try Bachtrack.com for a list of classical kid concerts in your area.
- See something YOU like, too! Just because you have kids doesn't mean you can't rock like you used to—instead, share the musical experience! If yours are closer to tweens than toddlers, it might be time to ditch "Old McDonald" for some appropriate pop music.
- Don't forget the details. When concertgoing with your kids, consider the important stuff like the time of day, language (you ready to explain "lady lumps"?) and venue (trust us, grab seats and skip general admission).
Jammin' at a live show together can be a terrific opportunity for some parent/kid bonding and family fun—and your child will remember his first concert for the rest of his life. We're making memories here, people!