Selection of CDs Review And Giveaway
Sesame Street Playground A lively musical journey through Sesame Street productions around the world. This 2-disc set includes a CD with 13 fun songs and a DVD with 5 music videos.
Putumayo Kids is pleased to announce the release of Sesame Street Playground, a CD/DVD set featuring songs and music videos from Sesame Street productions around the world. This new release represents a shared mission of Putumayo Kids and Sesame Workshop: to reach children worldwide and help children learn about and respect other cultures. Sesame Street Playground is the first globally distributed Sesame Workshop audio CD.
Sesame Street Playground is an exciting world music adventure for kids, with each song and video produced in its country of origin. Thirteen songs from Brazil, France, China, India, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, Palestine, Russia, South Africa and Tanzania complement two from the U.S. flagship production. Listeners can sing along to favorite songs such as “Rubber Ducky” in Chinese, while viewers will experience new sounds, characters and styles of music from other cultures by watching videos such as “Galli Galli Sim Sim,” the show opening from the India series.
The two-disc package features a music CD with 13 songs, featuring favorite Sesame Street Muppets, plus characters developed to reflect the unique cultural and social development needs of children in each host country. Elmo, Big Bird and Snuffleupagus join the rest of the Sesame Street family to perform familiar tunes, as well as original songs from international Sesame Street shows in an array of different languages. The DVD features 5 music videos that visit distant locales such as Russia, South Africa and Mexico. Colorful liner notes in four languages make Sesame Street Playground a truly educational and entertaining gift for children aged 2 and up.
My toddler loved this CD she danced her little bottom off to all the music. And when it was over she said, “More”, so we played it again and I loved watching her enjoy the music. This is a fun set of music and very educational to show your child there is more than just our cultures and languages out there.
Pop Fly is Justin’s much anticipated sixth CD. He continues to take children’s music to new musical and lyrical heights with his unique “kindie” rock. Whether describing the occasional triumphs of a distracted outfielder or imagining all the magnificent creatures living inside Henrietta’s unkept hair, this recording brims with sounds that are more Fountains of Wayne than Romper Room.
I loved Pop Fly! My toddler and I danced around all over the room and my 9 year old even jumped in. The song Pop Fly is a get up and get moving type song. If you don’t believe me check it out for yourself here. Very catchy tune and the rest of the CD is great!
Yes to Running – Bill Harley Live was recorded live in Missoula, MT in front of a packed house, this collection of fan favorite songs (“You’re in Trouble”, “I Like to Sing”, “Mom and the Radio”) and beloved stories (“Mrs. Ammons and the Boys’ Room”, “The Teachers’ Lounge” and “The Ballad of Dirty Joe”) will make you feel as if you were there. A treat for young and old alike, Harley’s sincerity, wit and wisdom is plain to see through the enthusiastic response and participation of the audience.
The mixture of comedy and singing got me and my family laughing and dancing and my kids loved the song “You’re in Trouble” and walk around singing it all day. This is a great collection to listen to.
I have been given an extra copy of each of these CDs and I am going to give all 3 of them to one lucky Dirty Shirt reader. See below for rules:
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This Christmas Giveaway will run through midnight on December 20, with winner being announced the morning of the 21st. Because of how close this is to Christmas, I can not guarantee shipping before Christmas Day, either for myself or for the companies that will be shipping the prizes. Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and submitted to PRIZEYWinners as well as notified via email the first week of December. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.