Music for little ears

Many Hands

Many Hands

In my preschool class, Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti is a new favorite on my snack-time playlist. A compilation for a cause, Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti is a funky feast of earfood with tracks by Dan Zanes, Pete Seeger, They Might Be Giants, Elizabeth Mitchell and other talented family-friendly artists. There isn’t […]

Learning Buffet

Learning Buffet

I was sent a review copy of Learning Buffett, a new CD from producer/composer William Avery at Yummy English Snack Productions. Their mission: making learning delicious. Learning Buffet is a CD of stories and educational songs, purportedly for children of all ages. A look at the track list gives you a taste of the eclectic […]

Rock and Roll Playground

Rock and Roll Playground

We played a fast paced, running around, throwing playground balls type of game today in preschool. You had to stop and start along with the music, and our soundtrack of choice was Rock & Roll Playground! Rock & Roll Playground is a great mix of a lot of my favorite children’s artists, including Dan Zanes, […]

What Are The Odds? CD Giveaway

What Are The Odds? CD Giveaway

Preschool is back in session! This week I debuted What Are the Odds? in my 3K class. What Are the Odds? is set to be released on August 31. Meredith LeVande, the singer/songwriter behind What Are the Odds?, is a favorite live performer for NYC area families, thanks to her easy-on-the-ears music style and carefully […]

Kids Bop 18

Kids Bop 18

I can’t pretend to be up on the latest pop music, but I have a copy of Kidz Bop 18 and I have heard it playing in such hotspots as Baby Gap recently. Kidz Bop 18 has 21 of "today’s biggest" hit songs sung by kids. I find it pretty amusing. I mean it’s not […]

Music For Little Ears

Music For Little Ears

With the summer months come a new crop of quality children’s CD’s. I teach preschool and I have quite the reputation now among my colleagues for having the coolest tunes in my class. I can’t wait to show off these new titles when school is back in session. Jungle Gym is the name of the […]

Leave It In The Soup

Leave It In The Soup

Dream Jam Band has a fun new album for kids, Leave it in the Soup, due out July 13. The tracks on Leave it in the Soup have a “grown up” sound with kid friendly themes; just the kind of tunes my 3K students enjoy for making up funky dance routines. The band cites a […]

Wheels on the Bus Travel Kit

Wheels on the Bus Travel Kit

Deeds has a favorite song, and that is Wheels on the Bus. So both of us are very excited about The Wheels on the Bus Sing-Along Travel Kit from Scholastic Storybook Treasures. Designed for kids age 3 to 8, the The Wheels on the Bus Sing-Along Travel Kit includes two musical DVDs featuring 15 animated […]

Summer Music Giveaway

Summer Music Giveaway

Learning to play a musical instrument has all kind of benefits for kids. If you are like me, you want your kids to be exposed to music but you don’t have $500 to plunk down on a cello, and you would rather pay off your car than buy a piano. Laura Yeh, director of the […]

Max Tell

Max Tell

Max Tell is a Canada-based performer who tells stories through music. His newest CD, Monkey Mumbo Jumbo, was a semi-finalist in the Children’s Music category of the International Song Writing Competition this past year in Nashville. Max Tell has a bit of a “gather round the campfire” style of music that resonates with young audiences. […]

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