Artist: The Okee Dokee Brothers
Song: "Out of Tune"
Album: Through the Woods
Description: I generally don't find "fan-sourced" videos of much interest -- it's like looking through random strangers' random Facebook or Instagram pages. But using the concept for OKB's song about the importance of singing regardless of whether you think you have "talent" or not is kinda brilliant, actually. Listening to kids play guitars, banjos, and whatever instrument they happen to have on hand and sometimes sing "Out of Tune" (sometimes in tune) fits perfectly.
Artist: Jefrey Au Go Go
Song: "Peter the Pushy Puppy"
Album: Jefrey Au Go Go!
Description: This video, the first from the Australian musician's first kindie album, features him in a dog suit, playing an overzealous canine. He and his friend Paula throw themselves so wholeheartedly into their roles (ya gotta be committed if you're gonna wear shoe polish on the nose) that it's hard not to appreciate their work accompanying the gentle, moral lesson-song.
Artist: Laurie Berkner
Song: "Bottle Caps"
Album: The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection
Description: With the release of a new greatest hits collection (think of it as Volume 2), Berkner is releasing a series of simple but well-done videos (here's "Drive My Car") featuring Berkner singing directly to her audience along with some other visual distractions -- in this case, the occasional cutaway to some vintage bottlecaps (or rocks in a box, or strings in some things... if you're familiar with the song, you get the point). Nothing wildly creative, but very engaging for preschoolers. I'd also note that these just look very competently produced -- if they eventually end on a DVD (or available via download), that would not surprise me one bit.
Artist: Fox and Branch
Song: "New Orleans Hop Scop Blues"
Album: Let Us Get Together
Description: This is a simple video, but the combination of the Wisconsin duo's gentle take on George Washington Thomas, Jr.'s blues song and watching kids (and, briefly, Fox and Branch themselves) dance, well, it's a good 150 seconds of your day.
Artist: Lyndy Butler
Song: "Robot Love Song"
Album: Going Places
Description: A doo-wop song from some alternate Hairspray universe, with art for the video done by Parker Jacobs of Yo Gabba Gabba fame. The idea of a love song for kiddos from the Utah-based Butler is a little odd, but the surreal nature (and IT-related puns) might amuse the Minecraft-obsessed.
Artist: Eric Herman
Song: "There's a Monster in My House"
Album: The Kid in the Mirror
Description: For his latest video, Eric Herman turns to his 2003 album The Kid in the Mirror. "There's a Monster in My House" is a perfect Halloween-time video for the youngest ones in your family -- not Halloween-themed, but the tension regarding the monster is just right for your preschooler.