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Froggy Jamboree

sam_cover_228x206Ben Rudnick and Friends’ latest release, A Frog Named Sam is available on March 24th.  Get ready for some jamboree fun with instrumentals and lyrics that take you from the boggy swamps (A Frog Named Sam) to the bayou (Old Joe Clark) via the racetrack (Race Car) and train track (The Santa Fe).

The entire family will be high-steppin’ a jig to the catchy beats and singin and swingin’ accordian, mandolin, harmonica, and other lively instruments.

We first popped this CD in the stereo during dinner time.  Probably not the best time to listen to it, because all Calvin wanted to do was clap his hands and dance instead of focusing on eating his food.  At 16 months, he steps to a very coordinated jig when these tunes are playing!

If you’re a fan of classic tunes, you’ll nostalgically remember Three Little Fishes, Erie Canal, and Greensleeves to some contemporary updates.  CD run time length is 33 minutes of knee-slapping, toe-stompin’ jamboree fun.  Sample the tracks and check out the lyrics on Ben Rudnick & Friends site.

Top Tracks: A Frog Named Sam, The Santa Fe, Greensleeves

Although this album is recommended for ages 4+, I’d highly recommend it for all ages, from infant to great-grandparent for a full range of family listening and dancing fun.

*WIN IT*

1 winner will be randomly selected to jam to A Frog Named Sam in the privacy of their own home (retail value $14.95). You can earn up to four entries to win a pair!

1. To enter, visit Ben Rudnick & Friends site and leave a comment  on this post with the name of one other album that they released.

2. Earn a second entry by blogging about the giveaway and linking to Traveling with Baby using “Froggy Jamboree Giveaway” as the title in your blog’s post.  Then, leave a comment with a link to your post.  Non-bloggers can participate by e-mailing a link to this contest to 5 friends, and carbon copy me (drgarnecki at gmail dot com).

3. Earn a third entry by subscribing to Traveling with Baby.  Leave a comment saying “subscribed” with the e-mail address you used.

4. Follow me on twitter (drdolly) and tweet about this contest.  Leave a comment saying you tweeted and follow me.

Leave a valid e-mail address, so I can contact you to claim your prize, or it’ll go to another amazing person.  This contest is open to U.S. and Canada shipping addresses only.

This contest runs until 11:59PM (EST) on April 7th, 2009.

One winner will be randomly selected (via random.org) and announced on this post and e-mailed sometime shortly after April 7th. If a winner doesn’t respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be selected.

UPDATE

Winner has been drawn and e-mailed.

National Recess Week Giveaway

*UPDATE*
And the winners are . . . Jessica who said,
I will play with Lourdyn on the floor since she is learning how to roll and flip all over the place! We will also continue training for a half-marathon together! She and I will log about 13 miles this week at the park in the stroller. Yay!! I’m already subscribed to your blog and I already follow you on Twitter. Woo hoo!! I will try to blog about your contest, but I’m not going to promise because I’m working on another blog right this second.  Love you!
Heather who said,
I have an infant who never stops moving: in my arms, on the floor, in a stroller, in the tub it reallly doesn’t matter where. I’m pretty sure as soon as she can crawl and walk, I will be the one who gets a lot more exercise.
I already geyt traveling with baby, but I will check out twitter.
Miss ya!! Love ya!!
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March 2-6 is National Recess Week.  The whole idea of Recess Week is to encourage kids to get on their feet to enjoy active, calorie-burning fun.  Lively music is a great way to get toes tapping, hands clapping, and kids playing.
Putumayo Kids‘ Playground collection of albums are a perfect accompaniment to playtime.  The Playground series is jam-packed with upbeat sounds for dancing and play.  World Playground was the first album release in the series in 1999, and continues to last as a crowd-pleaser for all ages.  My son’s personal favorite is Hawaiian Playground which is joyous for adults as well as little ones. The next release is European Playground scheduled in May and Picnic Playground which will be released in July.  On tour this summer is A Putumayo Presents Picnic Playground.
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Putumayo Kids is the children’s and educational division of Putumayo World with a goal of introducing children to other cultures through music.  Putumayo Kids is a truly global record label, with millions of CDs sold in more than 100 countries worldwide.

*WIN IT*
As part of National Recess week, Putumayo Kids and Traveling with Baby have teamed up to offer not one, but TWO winners will win TWO Putumayo Kids Playground CDs (manufacturer’s choice).  Double the fun and double the recess play time!

1. To enter, post a comment on how you’ll encourage your kids to actively PLAY more during National Recess week.  What will you do WITH your kids?  Be creative, but most importantly…play!

2. Earn a second entry by blogging about the giveaway and linking to Traveling with Baby.  Then, leave a comment with a link to your post.

3. Earn a third entry by subscribing to Traveling with Baby.  Leave a comment “subscribed”

4. Earn a fourth entry by following me on Twitter (drdolly) and tweeting about this contest.  Leave another comment for this entry “twittered”.

Leave a valid e-mail address, so I can contact you to claim your prize, or it’ll go to another amazing person.  This contest is open to U.S. only.

This contest runs until 11:59PM (EST) on March 6, 2009.

One winner will be randomly selected (via random.org) and announced on this post and e-mailed sometime shortly after March 6th. If a winner doesn’t respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be selected.