As Darah is getting a little bit older, I’m loosening up just a bit on my “no tv” policy. I do try to severely limit how much she gets to watch, and I’m always with her when she is watching. We actually don’t have cable, so we just watch short videos on YouTube. Those are just right for her, and after we watch a few different clips from The Wiggles or Sesame Street, we go do something else. Darah LOVES when the clips contain songs, so I keep an eye out for those.
There’s a new video out on YouTube and it was made by a band whose cd we have been enjoying for the past few weeks. If you are looking for something new and fun for your kids, check out Pirate or Parrot?
The video gives you a taste of a wonderful band called The Flannery Brothers. They are hilarious and have a wonderful sound that reminds me a bit of some of the “grown up” groups I listen to. I like their laid back style and their toe-tapping melodies. It is really easy to get into one of their songs and rock out with them. Darah bounces around to pretty much everything on their brand new album (set to release October 19th!) called The New Explorers Club. From the press release, “The New Explorers Club invites everyone in the fmaily to go exploring. Filled with danceable, clappable, singable, family-friendly rock songs, The New Explorers Club enthusiastically encourages seeking adventure and viewing the world with a fresh new perspective.”
We love The Flannery Brothers at our house, and we are evidently not the only ones! This band has won a very impressive 13 music awards, and that was just for their first two albums! Woah! I want to encourage this group to keep making really fun music, and DEFINITELY make more YouTube videos! I know my child loves not only hearing your music, but seeing the lyrics played out!
Buy it!: If you are looking for some truly wonderful music for your children, The New Explorers Club is a must. You’ll be surprised by just how much you like it, too! You can pre-order now and get an AUTOGRAPHED copy for $15!
Win it!: Hooray! The Flannery Brothers want one lucky Stuff Parents Need reader to win their very own copy of The New Explorers Club! The contest will run until October 12th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: If your kids like to watch videos on YouTube, post a link to their very favorite video! (here’s Darah’s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyRxY1rXKF4&feature;=PlayList&p;=D8B30753277B8F48&index;=0&playnext;=1)
If your kids don’t watch videos on YouTube, just tell me which Flannery Brothers song you like best (you can listen to their songs here).
Be sure to enter my other current giveaways, found on the sidebar of my main page.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.