Groove Kid Nation: Rhythm Bears Album, Reviewby EJ on 07/29/13
We actively engage our kids with music. It's super important to us as
parents that our children connect with and enjoy music of all kinds and
that they recognize what types of music they're listening to or who
they're listening to. We throw mini dance parties in the living room
after dinner to whatever music is moving us at that moment. Our 3rd
grader is getting ready to pick an instrument to play - eh hem... trumpet... Our kids' love of
music shows everywhere they go. If there's a beat, they're swaying and
grooving whether at home, on the bus or out in public.
Last week, we introduced the monsters to Groove Kid Nation, an educational children's music label whose goal it is to engage children with musical instruments. There are no imitated instruments - it's all the real deal. Musician Rodney Lee writes that, "Even though I am a professional keyboard player, I still found it difficult to introduce my son to other instruments like the trumpet, saxophone, and trombone in a way that was fun for a toddler. For that reason, I enlisted some of the best professional musicians in LA to appear on the recordings. As an example, now your toddler can hear amazing saxophone right in the middle of one of his favorite kid's songs!"
As a trumpet player, I totally appreciate the goal of Groove Kid Nation. To build on this musical experience, I took the monsters to the Groove Kid Nation website, where they watched videos of some of the Groove Kid Nation characters playing various instruments. Our son LT loves to ask us what instruments are in what songs and which instruments play which parts of songs, so he really liked these little instrument videos. Our 3rd grader is so ready to start playing the trumpet this upcoming school year. No, I didn't push that particular instrument on her... well, maybe, I sort of planted the idea in her brain somewhere along the way...
The Wheels on the Bus
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You can purchase Groove Kid Nation: Rhythm Bears and other albums by Groove Kid Nation HERE.
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