Music for Little People® has created over one hundred and twenty recordings specializing in music that parents will love as much as the children. Music for Little People is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year with some great composition CDs and great new releases too! In addition, Music For Little People has garnered over 140 awards, including 53 Parents' Choice awards (20 Gold and 2 Classic Gold), 16 American Library Association "Notable Children's Recording" awards, 10 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio awards (including 4 Gold and 6 Platinum), 20 National Association of Parenting Publications (NAPPA) awards (including 11 Gold) and 2 Grammy® nominations in the "Best Children's Recording" category. Music for Little People has also received Parents' Magazine Parents' Prize awards and National Association of Independent Record Distributors "Indie" awards.
If your kids like to get up and dance like mine do, then I think you'll love Music for Little People as much as we do! We received a sampling of CDs including: Maria Muldaur's, "Barnyard Dance", Aaron Nigel Smith's, "Everyone Loves to Dance", and Buckwheat Zydeco's, "Bayou Boogie"!
Barnyard Dance" is a great jugband collection that includes some of the happiest music ever written and will have your family giggling, tappin' their toes and singing along. This "barnyard collection" is the perfect recording to get your family joining together in a musical party. Bring out the pots and pans and washboards and kazoos for a swinging journey to a wonderful, innocent, carefree time in American musical history.
What we thought: My kids really loved "Barnyard Dance", but I wish we would have taken the time to really pull out the pots and pans and kazoos and tried to emulate the music...we could have really had fun with this CD and plan to in the future (but we listened to it in the car)! My kids loved "The Barnyard Dance" the best and I'm guessing once we make a homemade band to play along, more songs will become favorites too!
Everyone Loves To Dance features 15 songs with special guest performances by Ziggy Marley, Kevin Richardson (BackStreet Boys), DJ Drez and Junior Rhythm (Rhythm Child). Aaron regularly appears as a musical guest on the Emmy Award Winning PBS Kids' show Between The Lions. His music and movement enrichment program, FUNdamentals Of Music And Movement, serve thousands of children in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Boston, with over 3,000 schools, centers and daycares in his network.
What we thought: Aaron Nigel Smith's, "Everyone Loves To Dance" will really get those little booties moving and grooving! This was a new style of music for my kids since they are used to typical children's music, country, or 80's playing in the CD player or on the radio. They loved the beat of the music and the sing along lyrics were fun too! This is definitely a CD to listen to when you are trying to fill the, "mom, I'm bored" moment with great songs like "Simon Says", "Let's Pretend", and "Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes"! This is definitely a fun CD that will get your kids up and moving! For a limited time, you can even hear a sample of the songs at Music for Little People!
Bayou Boogie"…Smokin’ accordion, rockin’ Hammond B3 organ, rollicking rubboard and tasty guitar licks join together to create a musical gumbo of Creole culture that can almost be smelled and tasted. Buck, his young friends, and some very familiar guest stars including Laurie Berkner, Dan Zanes, Aaron Nigel Smith and Maria Muldaur, guide children and parents through a mix of songs including some of the most family-friendly classic rock ‘n’ roll tunes – done in a Zydeco style as only Buckwheat can – plus great original songs that entertain and get kids moving while they teach. The result is a rich tribute to this unique melting pot of American culture.
What we thought: This is definitely new music for my kids...we loved the beat of the music and being able to expose them to new culture through music! Buckwheat Zydeco's "Bayou Boogie" was fitting too because right after listening to this CD we visited the State Fair of Texas and there was a tribute to Zydeco music in the greenhouse display so my kids knew all about it! It's great when music can be used as a learning opportunity! My boys loved Twist and Shout and the Hokey Pokey on this CD and couldn't wait to get out of the car and listen to it at home where they could dance!
Not only can you purchase wonderful music at Music for Little People, they also carry child-sized instruments from guitars to ukuleles, and even mini-baby grand pianos! You'll also find a great selection of toys, DVDs, and Nature Kits at Music for Little People! There are also some fabulous compilation CDs celebrating 25 years of the best in children's music!
You can purchase "Everyone Loves to Dance" now at Music for Little People! "Barnyard Dance" and "Bayou Boogie" are available for pre-order at Music for Little People! Don't forget to check out all their amazing compilation CDs, musical instruments, and even child-sized headphones. We've purchased from Music for Little People in the past and have never been disappointed!
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Three will win a prize pack containing all three CD's mentioned above ("Barnyard Dance", "Everyone Loves to Dance", and "Bayou Boogie")! This giveaway will end on November 1st at 10:00PM Central. I'll email the winners who will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen! (US Only)
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Disclosure: We received the three CD's mentioned above in addition to a few other CDs from Music for Little People. We've also purchased from Music for Little People in the past and loved their products so we were excited to share! No additional compensation was received!