This week I received a little package in the post containing a copy of the PLAY music compilation CD from the Los Angeles based music and movement program of the same name. The CD contains a collection of favourites from the PLAY curriculum, and features artists such as Randy Kaplan, Norm Jones of Rhythm Child, Syd Straw, Victoria Williams, and Dan Bern.
The PLAY album is a collection of classics for kids that presents musical storytelling in a way that encourages participation and is fun for sing-a-longs, especially for the littlest members of the family. One of my favourite tracks on the album is “Mama Don’t Allow” by Randy Kaplan because it’s just so much fun to sing to the kids. However, parents beware, if your kids have never been into “spoons clanging” they will be now!
Another track that got us grooving is “The Fire Engine” (also by Randy Kaplan), as I really dig his voice. The kids love the rhythmic beats of “The Ants go Marching” by Tony Silver and “Ladybug” by Mallory Bishop. You also can’t beat the classics such as “Polly Wolly Doodle”, it’ll be stuck in your head for a week! Lastly, I personally love the song “Not Too Young for A Song”, it’s definitely my favourite track of them all.
Congratulations to our winners, Phillip C. and Michelle T.
Would you like to win a copy of PLAY? We’ve got two copies to giveaway! To enter, just tell us in the comments section below which game is a current favourite to PLAY in your household at the moment? Two winners drawn on 25 August, 2011. ENTRIES OPEN WORLDWIDE.