Nothing says summertime quite like a family road trip. Doesn’t matter if you’re escaping to the beach or to the mountains.  Loading the car with games, clothes, toys, and the myriad of child-related stuff family memories are made of is a parenting rite of passage. Just how many things can you squeeze into the car and still safely ensconce the child in his or her carseat?

{Remember when packing for the beach simply meant throwing a swimsuit and coverup in a tote bag? Yeah, I hardly can either.}

Luckily, the likes of iTunes and Pandora have made it easier to pass the driving hours with music that is pint-sizer perfect AND parent friendly. Here’s our (cool) approved road tripping’ playlist comprised of our fav kindie bands:

What are some of your fav road tripping tunes for kids?

Photo Credit: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, photo by Matt Harbicht