"I Love You More" - Todd McHatton

Artist: Todd McHatton

Song: "I Love You More"

Album: Super Audio Sunshine

Description: Lo-fi animation and the sweetest, over-the-top argument over LOVE SUPREMACY you'll ever hear.  Perfect for Valentine's Day weekend, right?

Source: YouTube

"Bottle Caps" - The Laurie Berkner Band

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.

Source: YouTube

"There's a Monster in My House" - Eric Herman

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.

Source: YouTube

"Shake Your Pirate Booty" - The Boo Hoo Crew

Artist: The Boo Hoo Crew

Song: "Shake Your Pirate Booty"

AlbumShake Your Pirate Booty

Description: Southern California's BHC aren't completely a pirate band, but they've got enough pirate-themed songs that they compiled them onto a single disk, and the title track has an animated video.  With International Talk Like a Pirate Day barely a month away, think of this as an amuse bouche to whet your appetite.

Not that pirates  ever eat amuse bouches.

Source: YouTube

"Triangular Triangles" - The Bazillions

Artist: The Bazillions

Song: "Triangular Triangles"

Album: Heads or Tales

Description: Another video from the band's Kickstarter project via eg design.  Songs about math are probably harder, generally speaking, to visualize than those about words (let alone stories), so while the base song works well, the video itself pretty much does a perfect job in describing those three types of triangles.

Source: Vimeo

"Fanny Pack" - Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Artist: Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Song: "Fanny Pack"

Album: Whoopty Whoop

Description: If you had told me that I would be posting a video that includes the use of Comic Sans, I would not have believed you.  But this lyric video for the first single from the Twin Cities' band forthcoming May 2014 album is so gloriously goofy (think of the song source), that I could not hold my churlish standards for long.

Source: YouTube

"Moustaches" - The Zing Zangs

Artist: The Zing Zangs

Song: "Moustaches"

Album: Blast Off!

Description: I'm not sure I can condone the Canadian spelling of mustaches in this song, the growing of mustaches (I was not a Movember participant), or the use of MS Paint or some Flash-based animation software to draw mustaches.  But the combination of the three, plus the assorted cameos, I guess I (and your kids) can live with that.

Source: YouTube

"Colour It" - Helen Austin

Artist: Helen Austin 

Song: "Colour It" 

Album: Colour It 

Description: If you're going title your album Colour It  and feature a song with that same name and make that your first video, when then you darn well better make that video, well, colourful.  This video, feature simple MS Paint-like animation, fits the bill.  Simple but cute for the wee ones, with a tender song to match.

Source: YouTube