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amother




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Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 1:58 pm
I don't have an iPhone/smartphone

My kids are always begging me for music and the house would be so much more upbeat/lively with it. I was thinking of getting an ipod and downloading music to it and connecting it to a speaker, but I don't think they make those anymore. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Your help would be much appreciated by both myself and my kids!

Thanks in advance!
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Rutabaga




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 2:12 pm
I've been thinking of getting the Naki radio. Maybe your family would like it too.
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amother




Magenta
 

Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 2:20 pm
You can also download onto Mp3 and use a speaker. Or if u have a computer, The Lakewood Scoop website has a music icon.
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mamsegula




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 2:23 pm
I have a smartphone with wifi. I downloaded this app spotify. They have great mixes ready made with great music. I put it on in the morning and everyone is happier for it
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PinkFridge




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 2:23 pm
I second Naki radio. I don't have it but I've seen it.
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amother




Royalblue
 

Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 4:38 pm
Anon bc it will give me away
Jooki - check out their site for how it works
It's being sold new here on this reselling site.
Use the link to sign up for $10 off and it will be $118 shipped
https://merc.li/GgQb3WEwb

(I've used the site, it's legit. And I have the jooki)

This vs the naki is in my opinion ages. A toddler can manipulate this and you can control the songs so they have their favorites over and over again. It's not a huge pain to load it either btw, it's all thru wifi so your phone automatically connects to it and you can upload straight from there, or thru computer
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imasinger




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 5:13 pm
That sounds expensive, this will do something similar for half the price.

eKids Mother Goose Club Bluetooth Sing Along Portable MP3 Player Real Mic 24 Songs Storesup to 16 Hours of Music 1 GB Built in Memory USB Port https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F.....BS359
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amother




Royalblue
 

Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 5:40 pm
imasinger wrote:
That sounds expensive, this will do something similar for half the price.

eKids Mother Goose Club Bluetooth Sing Along Portable MP3 Player Real Mic 24 Songs Storesup to 16 Hours of Music 1 GB Built in Memory USB Port https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F.....BS359


Yeah the truth is the only koontz to it is for a toddler. Otherwise honestly, just do CD and a boom box
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sky




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 5:42 pm
MP3 players are cheap. I bought each of my kids for $25 on amazon and they really enjoy it. They have built in speakers so they can listen as is, plug into speakers, or listen on headphones.
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amother




Navy
 

Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 5:57 pm
I got the naki radio for this reason. The smaller version. It’s not exactly what I had in mind. I didn’t pay enough attention to be specific but there are very few music stations. With mostly old unfamiliar music. And the stories are told by a person. Not like a story tape.
Anon cuz I know I’ll be bashed but I wish someone woulda been honest before I spent all my kids Chanukah gift money on this item.
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amother




Lime
 

Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 8:37 pm
If you have a laptop or tablet that you can put in your kitchen or den or wherever you can easily get music with Spotify or amazon music, or even one of the online Jewish music streams
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amother




Puce
 

Post  Sun, Jan 19 2020, 8:48 pm
Google music with a google music home speaker. The speaker us extremely clear. You can create custom playlists and just ask the speaker to play your playlist. No other devices needed.

We have one (regular clear one) in the living area, (mini's not such great sound but giod enough for smaller rooms) in the basement and in both kids rooms. Its not expensive. We got one as a gift others we bought.
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sky




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 20 2020, 12:09 am
There are a few free Jewish radio stations or apps - as another mother said you can access on a computer.
Scoop radio
https://www.thelakewoodscoop.c.....ream=
Shirali (has some bugs - not sure if will work on pc)
https://www.shiraliapp.com/
Jewish music stream
https://jewishmusicstream.com/
New York Jewish radio - kol bramah
http://newyorkjewishradio.com/
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gold21




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 20 2020, 12:32 am
Just get the Echo Dot, which we have, and say- "Alexa play Mordechai Shapiro"
or "Alexa play Yaakov Shwekey"...

Etc

And there u go
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Ruchel




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 20 2020, 4:54 am
I use music they will not understand (or frum music)
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amother




Aubergine
 

Post  Mon, Jan 20 2020, 4:59 am
sky wrote:
MP3 players are cheap. I bought each of my kids for $25 on amazon and they really enjoy it. They have built in speakers so they can listen as is, plug into speakers, or listen on headphones.

Which mp3 do u have? Is it good?
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amother




Fuchsia
 

Post  Mon, Jan 20 2020, 6:32 am
I bought a cheap cd player and cds
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shabbatiscoming




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 20 2020, 6:35 am
Actual radio
computer with internet
cd player
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amother




Tangerine
 

Post  Mon, Jan 20 2020, 6:59 am
Okay. This was a big issue in our house and I turned it around 1000%. Now I feel like we're at a simcha the whole day.
Welcome to the world of Kol Chai Music. http://kcm.fm/ It's a Hareidi station out of Israel, and they've introduced a music stream. You can either just stream it live from a laptop, or we decided to buy the Sonos music system. There's a small speaker that sits on my kitchen counter - so DH (music professional) isn't unduly bothered in the other room, and we can control the sound on the speaker. The music is SO MUCH more relevant, modern and lively than some of the American frum Jewish stations. The kids and I LOVE it and it's made the house so leibedik. Try it.

Anon as I talk about this all the time. Check out the KFC link just to see pictures of happy looking religious men. It's a rare thing media wise. We normally tend to see ourselves either as one big black box (aerial view of a funeral) or a black hat.

Here's the sonos speaker:

http://kcm.fm/
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cnc




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 20 2020, 7:12 am
Naki radio !
I used to use Spotify on my phone but was not so comfortable around my kids because there are ads.
We had an IPod with speakers that broke and I never bothered replacing it because actaully getting all the songs on it takes forever.

I bought the Naki radio Chanukah time and my kids listen to it constantly .
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