Do you find it difficult to find good children's music that both you and your children will enjoy? You may be happy to know that Meredith LeVande of Monkey Monkey Music (a 2005 Parenting magazine pick) will be releasing a new CD on August 31. What Are The Odds is a blues infused CD with touches of 80's New Wave and a few lovely ballads. These are songs that you and your kids can sing and dance to, while at the same time learning odd and even numbers ("What Are the Odds?"), poetry ("Frogs Eat Butterflies" after Wallace Steven's 1922 poem of the same name), and unity ("Circle").
Meredith LeVande is committed to writing children's music that is not only fun and catchy but truly kid appropriate. She says "I find it fascinating and somewhat disturbing that many parents are so conscious of their kids' nutritional diets, but pay very little attention to their children's media intake. I think there's a definite corporate movement to force kids to grow up quicker in order to turn them into consumers." These are great songs that one can find no fault with; I find it refreshing when an artist strives to keep our kids innocent and, well, kids.
Overall, a great collection of songs that both you and your child will enjoy.
Ages 2 - 7
Release Date: August 31, 2010
Run Time: 46 minutes
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