Baby Songs

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Baby Songs
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Running time 25 Minutes
Original release 1985

Baby Songs is one of the first, and longest-running, American, independent children's home video series. Since 1985, more than 4 million copies of Baby Songs have been sold.


In 1985, Amy Weintraub and Brooks McEwan founded the company Backyard Productions, now Backyard Enterprises, Inc., to release Baby Songs. Inspired by the music videos on MTV, Weintraub and McEwan created the first collection of music videos for babies and toddlers.

They partnered with American children's musician Hap Palmer, a recording artist since 1969, to create Baby Songs. The videos often feature Palmer performing either his original songs or adaptations of folk, nursery rhymes and popular songs to live children.[1] The songs are separated by short animated video segments. Baby Songs also released videos without Palmer, often starring other singers (such as John Lithgow's Kid Size Concert).

The company has released 13 titles on VHS and DVD, and four audio compilations.[2]

Video Titles[edit]

  • Baby Songs
  • More Baby Song
  • Even More Baby Songs
  • Baby Songs: Baby's Busy Day
  • Baby Songs: ABC, 123 Colors and Shapes
  • Baby Songs: Good Night
  • Baby Songs: Animals
  • Baby Songs: Sing Together
  • Baby Songs: Play Along Songs
  • Baby Songs: Silly Songs
  • Baby Songs: Rock & Roll
  • Baby Songs: Christmas
  • Baby Songs: John Lithgow's Kid Size Concert


  • Gold Award, National Association of Parenting Publications Awards, 2001[3]
  • "100 Best Children's Products," Dr. Toy, 2001[4]
  • Gold Award, Parent's Choice Awards, Spring 2000[5]
  • "100 Best Children's Products," Dr. Toy, 1999[6]


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