Start ‘Em Young: Pint Size Polkas

Pint Size PolkasWe’re just starting to explore the vast world of children’s music, but Pint Size Polkas by Uncle Mike and his Polka Band already sounds like a must-have for our collection.

Creator and Wisconsin polka musician Mike Schneider first heard polka music when he was five years old and, even then, the bouncy rhythms made a lasting impression. He recorded Pint Size Polkas “to help children and their families discover the good, clean fun that you will experience with polka music.” With songs like “Alphabet Polka,” “Numbers Schottische,” and “Tiny Bubbles in the Tub,” children will learn about the alphabet, numbers, and even hygiene while dancing to a polka beat.

If you’re in the Midwest, keep an eye on your local news — Mike’s been doing a number of local TV appearances over the past few weeks. If you miss those appearances, you can catch the video for “Jolly Lumberjack Polka” on YouTube.


  1. Zut alors! If only there had been such a thing when I was a child perhaps I would not have turned out so twisted, and then perhaps I would not have gone on to unleash my ‘sonic frankenstein’ Polka Haunt Us, on a poor unsuspecting world.

    Well at least I can take comfort in the fact that there will be an entire generation coming up with the right sort of polkas to get them off to a safe start.


  2. Unless it’s something wrong with my computer, I do believe the mp3 link is dead.

  3. Oops! Sorry, Clayton — the mp3 link should be fixed now. Thanks for pointing that out.