The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band


If you have a preschooler, I hope you are initiated to the music of Laurie Berkner Band. If not, Best of the Laurie Berkner Band is a good place to start.


Laurie Berkner herself is a former preschool teacher who turned family-friendly rocker after creating sweet tunes with her class.

Just before sitting down to write this review I put the CD on again for my preschool class of 12 3-year-olds to refresh my memory.


Best of the Laurie Berkner Band TRACK LISTING:

Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz) from Buzz Buzz got the children’s attention and they poised themselves near the CD player with a collection of scarves and dress-ups to get ready to boogie down.

Rocketship Run from Rocketship Run has a bit of a pirate-chant vibe, and also inspired twirling amongst the students.

Victor Vito from Victor Vito came on while I had moved to cleaning up the toy food. I like the way it is sung at different speeds, yet never getting completely mutiny-inspiring.

We Are The Dinosaurs from Whaddaya Think Of That? is a nice stomping song. One boy in my class started baring his teeth. I asked him if he was smiling or making a scary face. He said, “It is a bit of a scary face. Does it look like a dinosaur?”

A TOTAL dinosaur face.”

I’m Gonna Catch You from Under A Shady Tree is a nice upbeat song, but gosh the chorus is like a friendly version of a bad dream I have had.

“I’m gonna catch you, you’d better run. I’m gonna catch you, here I come.”

Eek! Don’t worry, the inflection is happy enough that the kids won’t be disturbed.

Subsequent tracks:
Moon Moon Moon from Victor Vito
Pig On Her Head from Buzz Buzz
Fast And Slow (The Rabbit And The Turtle) from Rocketship Run
I’m Not Perfect from Victor Vito
I Really Love To Dance from Buzz Buzz
BOOTS from Victor Vito
Five Days Old from Rocketship Run
The Goldfish audio recording from the DVD We Are . . . The Laurie Berkner Band (2005)
Monster Boogie from Buzz Buzz
Song In My Tummy from Under A Shady Tree
I Know A Chicken from Whaddaya Think Of That?
Under A Shady Tree from Under A Shady Tree
Pig On Her Head audio recording from Nick Jr.’s Move To The Music video (2004)
Moon Moon Moon audio recording from the DVD We Are . . . The Laurie Berkner Band (2005)
Open Your Heart written for the kids of the Pajama Program (2010)

This CD is all fun! Give it a listen on

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One Response

  1. Janelle
    Janelle September 15, 2010 at 9:18 am |

    Love Berkner. We have all her other CDs so it looks like we won’t need this one, but for a first timer this is perfect!

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