Monday, July 8, 2013

15 Songs Every Kid Should Know ~ Music Review & Giveaway

I received a copy of this CD for the purpose of a review and giveaway.


The pool I bought passes to for the summer is a good 10 minute drive from our house.  That gives me and the kids at least 20 minutes in the car together every time we want to visit which we are trying to do often to make good use of our pass.  The main way we like to pass the time is by listening to music in the car.  The kids enjoy listening to the radio, but they got a little more excited when I put in a new CD I had received.  Their ears perked up when they started hearing the tune "5 Green & Speckled Frogs".  My daughter loves that song.  She learned it last summer at day camp and used to sing it for us constantly.  The cool thing about the song was that it didn't sound like any version we had heard before.  This version sounded jazzy and soulful with a great rhythm.  When the next song a Cajun version of "Shoo Fly" came on both kids were hooked and wondering what song would play next and what it would sound like when it did.  They liked that the songs on CD were ones that they mostly knew already and could sing along too, but that also sounded funky and different.

15 Songs Every Kid Should Know is an album full of classic children's songs all done with a twist.  On the CD you'll hear some Bluegrass, Cajun, Rockabilly, Jazz, Irish Roots, African Drumming, Cuban, Soul, Funk and Folk music.  Tracks include popular songs you are sure to know including "Old McDonald" and "Wheels on the Bus", but also include some lesser know songs (at least to me) like "Aiken Drum" and "Waltzing Matilda".  Over 40 musicians took part in recording this album and I think it's really an impressive compilation. We're a family of music lovers and I love exposing the kids to music they don't hear on a regular basis.  This is an easy way to introduce them to music of different cultures.  

With this fun and upbeat music CD your kids are sure to find a few of their favorite tunes.  My personal favorite was the sweet bluegrass version of "Hush Little Baby".  We'll be listening to it more this summer as we commute to and from the swimming pool.  To learn more about the CD and purchase visit BossyFrog.com.  

The Giveaway:  One lucky winner will receive their own copy of the children's music CD 15 Songs Every Kid Should Know.  Enter using the rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this CD for the purpose of an honest review and giveaway.  No further compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% mine.



48 comments:

  1. I've Been Working on the Railroad

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  2. As I kid I loved 'Skip to my lou'

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  3. Old McDonald! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  4. I like "Wheels on the Bus".
    Thanks for the chance!

    raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

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  5. hehe wheels on the bus! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Old McDonald is fun to sing.

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  7. We like If you're happy and you know it.

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  8. The Wheels on the Bus is one of our favorites.

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  9. My favorite is She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain because I remember singing it as a child.

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  10. 6 little ducks is our favorite song.

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  11. My kiddo loves Itsy Bitsy Spider

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  12. my girls like Old McDonald and Wheels on the Bus

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  13. Wheels on the Bus was always a fun one!

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  14. head shoulders knees and toes. They do it in ballet, and she sings it all the time.

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  15. My daghter loves Itsy Bitsy Spider :)

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  16. Skip to my lou :) loved the one as a child

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  17. Wheels on the Bus
    savewish@yahoo.com
    Sherry Compton

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  18. My favorite song is If your happy and you know it.

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  19. Their favorite song is The Wheels on the Bus.

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  20. Claire RheinheimerJuly 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    My son is obsessed with The Wheels on the Bus!

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  21. They really like Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes. It is so much fun to do it faster and faster.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

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  22. Head shoulders knees & toes! (Erinn A)

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  23. If your'e happy & you know it!

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  24. Danielle F.

    5 Green & Speckled Frogs

    elle062684@yahoo.com

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  25. "Wheels on the Bus"!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  26. Froggie Went a Courtin! My mom used to sing that to me all the time.
    Michelle Tucker

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  27. I like the
    Itsy Bitsy Spider SONG

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  28. My grandson loves, I'll be working on the railroad! I like if you are happy and you know it.
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  29. My son's favorite is Wheels on the Bus! :)

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