We love the Putumayo Kids music, especially Animal Playgroundand Dreamland.In fact, Owen falls asleep to Dreamland every night. Like magic, and he's a good sleeper too.
Our new favorite is Elisabeth Mitchell. She sings kids music that you'll recognize with songs like "Oh, Susanna" and "Skip to My Lou," but won't drive you batty. I really like all her songs, but "You Are My Sunshine" and "Peace Like a River" are my faves. And Owen recognizes his favorites like "The Red Caboose." It's super cute.
So we got a refurbished iPod nanofor $99 from the apple store and it looks brand spanking new and works great. We also got the spiffy JBL on stage micro speaker in silver. (For you mac fans, I got a new ibook pro from macmall.com in Dec. with a $150 rebate.)