What Is Putumayo Kids?

Celebrated children’s record label Putumayo Kids introduces children to other cultures through its best selling CD collections that entertain, educate and inspire curiosity about the world. The songs are carefully selected and feature child-friendly lyrics and rhythms by exceptional international artists.

Putumayo Kids is expanding its globally-themed product offerings with three fun, educational coloring books with African, Latin American and European themes. Each features the colorful, folkloric artwork of British artist Nicola Heindl, who has illustrated all of Putumayo’s themed CD covers.

How Do I Know This Music Is Good for Kids?

For each release, Putumayo World Music’s ethnomusicologist chooses songs with children-friendly lyrics and rhythms by both renowned and undiscovered international artists.

The CDs and our World Playground Activity Kit have won numerous national awards, and regularly make the “Best of the Year” lists in educational and parenting magazines. Some of the awards include: Parents’ Choice Awards; National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA); Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards; American Library Association Notable Recordings for Children Awards.

What Is Putumayo Kids’ Educational and Outreach Commitment?

Thousands of teachers use Putumayo Kids teaching guides, our World Playground Activity Kit, and CDs in classrooms around the world. Putumayo has also provided multicultural teacher training programs to school districts. The company has donated thousands of CDs and kits to schools and organizations with various global education initiatives.

Putumayo Kids also offers a series of downloadable Teaching Guides that accompany selected CDs from our collection, available on our Web site: www.putumayokids.com. These four-page Teaching Guides provide three activity-based lessons that connect geography, social studies, and the arts with the songs on the albums.

Visit www.putumayokids.com for updates on new releases and initiatives!