If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a big advocate of checking out different children’s music artists. It’s a wonderful way to expand your own repertoire, and I promise you, it will blow your mind how wonderful many of these bands truly are.
Darah loves to have music time every day, and I don’t feel punished because most of our “kid” music is quirky, humorous and beautifully sung.
Darah also likes to sing along with other kids. A LOT. Those are her favorite types of YouTube videos, the kind with kids singing simple tunes that she can try to sing, as well (it makes my heart melt to here her trying to sing Twinkle, Twinkle). She’s shown a HUGE interest in those popular kid songs like Itsy Bitsy Spider and Old McDonald. Fortunately, there’s a cd out there right now that has pretty much everything that Darah is bonkers about on it, and it is sung by kids (or at least they sound like kids!)! While it isn’t my favorite thing to listen to, personally, Darah freaks out with happiness, and I cannot resist anything that makes her this happy!
Check out Children’s Classics Volume 1: Americana Series It’s Fun To Sing Along! This cd has 19 classic songs. Check out the playlist below!
02. Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
03. This Old Man
04. The Itsy Bitsy Spider
05. The Old Gray Mare
06. You are My Sunshine
07. Skip to My Lou
08. Animal Fair
09. If You’re Happy and You Know It
10. Me and My Teddy Bear
11. Hey Diddle-Diddle
12. I’m a Little Tea Pot
13. Bear Went Over the Mountain
14. O Where O Where Did My Little Dog Go
15. The Farmer in the Dell
16. Muffin Man
17. London Bridge
18. Mulberry Bush
19. I Love My Dog
I do see this as an excellent gift idea for young children, or for primary school teachers, or even babysitters! LifePath Entertainment, who put out the cd, also has activity pages with lyrics, puzzles, mazes and artwork on their website to go along with each song. I think that’s really cool! Additionally, free mp3’s and other special offers will be made available to parents who sign-up online.
Buy it!: It’s Fun to Sing Along! is available at Amazon.com for a smokin’ hot deal (just $6.98!!!).
Edit: this giveaway is closed.
Win it!: Two lucky Stuff Parents Need readers are going to win a cd for their little ones. Hooray! The contest will run until October 21st at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me your favorite song as a child, or the song that your child sings constantly (It’s Twinkle, Twinkle for Darah).
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