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Children’s CD Collection Review

I can’t remember the last non-kid CD I bought or even listened to. Once we’re in the car it’s all about the kids – and since music keeps them calm and occupied, I don’t mind! I tend to like the music I play for my kids and I think a lot of the children’s music out there today is entertaining and many seem to have great messages within the music. I have been fortunate to be able to review six great children’s CDs that each have their own unique sound that aim to entertain and teach young kids.

The CDs I received for review are:

“Someone Else’s Shoes” from Recess Music: This CD aims to educate kids about being polite and fair and promote self-esteem. The music also takes on the topic of bullies and can be a great way to start a discussion with your child on the subject. This CD retails for $12.99 and is recommended for kids age 4-11.

The Cat’s Pajamas’ “Backseat Driver”: The CD is billed as a “road trip soundtrack for families” and really gets the kids moving and singing along. This CD has a jazzy bluesy feel to it.

Hope Harris’ “Picasso That’s Who (And So Can You!)”: I enjoyed the education aspect to this CD – teaches about various artists (like Picasso) and encourages children to express themselves.

“In Tents” from Recess Monkey: My oldest refers to this as the “circus CD” – the songs have a very country music twang to them and the lyrics are fun and my 3-year-old was able to keep up with them throughout the CD, so that’s an added bonus for me!

“Raise A Ruckus” from Hullabaloo: This CD does what it says – raises a ruckus! The songs are upbeat and fast moving and had both my boys swinging their feet in the back seat!

“Sing Loud!” with Melissa Green: This CD is a mix of energetic songs that get kids moving to lullabies that are soothing and relaxing. Brooke Shields makes her artistic debut on this album as well. This CD also shares the message that you can do whatever you put your mind to.

I was very impressed with all six CDs I received. They are now officially in our road trip rotation. The rhythms are catchy and the words are inspiring, and that makes for great entertainment.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Gina is a working mom of two young boys, living in Westchester NY. She enjoys taking pictures, blogging and spending time with her boys in her spare time.

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