Thursday, October 20, 2011

Groove Kid Nation - Music in Motion CD {Review}

Little Guy cannot stand kiddie music. You know, those cutesy nursery rhyme songs? I tried many fine times to play some of those popular children's CD's (I think you know the brand name I'm referring to?) and he became a different kid. He'd throw his toys, get crabby, and turn into a little monster. On the other hand, he has always been soothed by "grown-up" music (especially John Lennon!) So, when I had a chance to review Groove Kid Nation's Music in Motion, I really didn't know what to expect...

He loved it! The music sounds grown-up, but the lyrics are easy to understand and it's fun to sing along with the Kool Katz band. We don't listen to a lot of soul music around here, but we will from now on - Little Guy is always a happy camper when I play the kids' songs on his Music in Motion CD.

And, while he's being entertained, he's learning, too! The songs really bring the instruments and rhythm of the music to the forefront. Children are invited to dance, nod their heads, and even play air guitar along with the songs - all of which Little Guy enjoys. The CD also comes with a pretty cool little 10-page book. Each illustration features one of the songs on the album and highlights one of the members of the Kool Katz band along with the instrument they play. For instance, on Little Guy's favorite songs is "Fast and Slow". The song features the flute and children must lay down when the flute plays slowly, get up and run around when it plays fast, and stop when the back-up music plays and the flute stops. And so, the corresponding page for "Fast and Slow" in the book features Jasmine on Flute:
Other than being a CD filled with very cool and groovy, Music in Motion does something else: 10% of the wholesale price of the CD goes to CARE, an organization that fights global poverty.

You can listen to the songs and order your own copy of Groove Kid Nation's Music in Motion, and their first album, The Wheels on the Bus, on their Web site, at Amazon MP3, and iTunes. Also, if you sign up for their newsletter, you will receive FREE STUFF: an MP3 of the Itsy Bitsy Spider from the "Wheels on the Bus" CD, an MP3 of Funky Chicken from the "Music in Motion" CD, 2 Coloring Book downloads of the characters from both CDs, and an eclectic EP of their son's heartbeat and acoustic piano. You can also find Groove Kid Nation on Facebook. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.