My son joins me at the office when I work three days a week. On other days, we play together at the playground, in the back yard, or in the living room.
There is always music.
The soundtrack of our time together is full of laughter, applause, and clogging…well, at least foot-stomping.
As a nod to the year of my son’s birth, we’ve been jamming to Putumayo Kids’ 2007 release of Animal Playground.
Picking our favorite tracks on this album wasn’t easy because there are so many marvelous musical treasures including a rip-roaring Italian version of Old MacDonald, Nella Vecchia Fattoria by Quartetto Cetra. My heart soars from the ethereal beauty of The Littlest Birds by the Canadian band The Be Good Tanyas. I enjoy grooving to the Latin and jazz rhythms produced with children’s voices and giggles in L’Otorhinocéros by the French group Les P’tits Loups du Jazz.
Putumayo Kids’ Animal Playground is on repeat in our CD player. It’s the perfect album for a scenic drive, a birthday party, an afternoon of arts and crafts, or a living room dance floor.
Calvin’s favorite track: #1 Animal Crackers ~ Wee Hairy Beasties
Dr. Dolly’s favorite track: #11 Eagles ~ Terri Hendrix
Calvin’s Dad’s favorite track: #12 If A Dinosaur Was My Friend ~ Phil Melancon
The enhanced CD also includes a video for Asheba’s spirited Caribbean arrangement of the “No More Monkeys!” song.
Animal Playground retails for $14.99 on Amazon.com. A portion of Putumayo World Music’s proceeds from the sale of this album will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Society in support of its activities that save wildlife and wild lands.
One winner will receive a copy of Putumayo Kids’ Animal Playground album.
To enter, leave a comment relevant to this post before Sunday, November 5th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the contest rules— all generic comments are ineligible.). At $14.99, Animal Playground is a wonderful gift for a birthday.
I want to know…what kind of music do you enjoy together as a family?
Thank you to Putumayo Kids for providing a sample copy of Animal Playground CD for the purpose of this review.
Congrats to #13, Jill L.