Debi Derryberry’s Baby Banana Children’s CD

June 15, 2009 by Debra  
Filed under kids, music, reviews & giveaways

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When my little one saw the CD cover of Debi Derryberry’s Baby Banana, I knew we were going to have to listen soon.  She loved the cute little banana and my hope was that the music would entertain my 22 month old too.

Product Description:

Debi Derryberry’s Baby Banana is a new children’s CD  released this May by award-winning Debi Derryberry.  The CD is intended for children ages 2 to 6 years old.  Songlist includes:  Baby Banana, I Wish You Could Fly With Me, Scoops of Ice Cream, Happiest Day, Oodle the Orangutan, I’m A Chameleon, Freckle Face Freddie, Tropical Fruit, Slumberland, Baby Banana and the Licorice Tree.

baby bananaMy Review:

If I want to get my daughter up and dancing, this is the CD to put in. She asked me to play this CD three times the first day we had it……and danced the entire time.

While fun and upbeat, the music also reinforces things my little one is learning. In “Scoops of Ice Cream”, counting is center stage as the lyrics talk of adding more and more scoops of ice cream. “Tropical Fruit” talks about types of fruit we’ve eaten like mango and pineapple, and “I’m a Chameleon” talks of all the different colors.

My personal favorite was “Happiest Day”, a song about a gorilla and a duck who get married and have a Baby Banana……all about a happy, loving family. A great message, but silly with a million opportunities for my little one to quack like a duck.

This one is a keeper and has become a regular part of our daily routine. It would make a great gift for any toddler/preschooler too!

Debra traded in high-powered suits and high-heeled shoes for a new role as mommy–crayon enthusiast, storyteller, and kisser of boo-boo’s. You’ll find her helping families at A Frugal Friend, where she teaches others how to reduce their expenses through coupons, rebates, freebies and deals.

 

Debra

Children’s CD: Music Box

June 8, 2009 by Debra  
Filed under kids, music, reviews & giveaways

My little one is a huge fan of music.  If I turn off the radio in the car, I hear about it!  She loves tapping along to the beat and learning the words too, so we really looked forward to listening to the new children’s CD, Music Box.

Product Description:

Music Box is a new CD of original children’s music by award-winning musician, Mary Kaye. This new CD is set to be released on July 2, 2009. Song list: Under the Moon, Bug, Robbie Robot, Music Box, Family, Hot Chocolate Fairy, Tasting Tea, Red Cardinal, Turtley Turtleoo, Sea Water, Hobbly Dobbly House, Sleepy Land

My Review:

I have to admit that when my daughter is napping, I find myself singing a few old favorite songs.  I’m not talking about songs from the 80’s or 90’s , I mean “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Old McDonald Had a Farm”.  More than anybody, I was excited to listen to some original children’s music with original lyrics.  Yeah - new songs!

I love Mary Kaye’s style of music.  The sound is definitely appealing to the parent, while the lyrics entertain the little ones.  A perfect combination for the  whole family.  An added bonus is that the CD comes with all the lyrics written down for you.  It’s always helpful to know the songs your little one is learning.  My personal  favorite is “Under the Moon.  My little one loves “Bug”, a silly little song about a bug who should not be in the house!  So fun!  And yes, I do hum “Bug” quite often during the day.

While I will always love the “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, it’s nice to have a few new options.  We’ll be taking this CD with us on our next long car trip.

Debra traded in high-powered suits and high-heeled shoes for a new role as mommy–crayon enthusiast, storyteller, and kisser of boo-boo’s. You’ll find her helping families at A Frugal Friend, where she teaches others how to reduce their expenses through coupons, rebates, freebies and deals.

Debra