It's taken more than a year, but BJ has finally consented to hear something other than They Might Be Giants while in the car! Our Name Your Tune CD arrived last week, and it has been a big household hit. These fun tunes have each been personalized: Candace, the very creative mind behind the music, was kind enough to put together a special album for us that alternates between songs using BJ's name and songs using BB's name. Was that sweet, or what?
We're very picky about our kid's music around here -- no Barney or other aural atrocities, thankyouverymuch -- so it's saying something to give this two parental thumbs up. And it's saying even more to have BJ approve, given that so many things are deemed "not so good" these days. The songs are quite competent renditions of familiar ditties, with nice instrumentation and pleasing vocals. It sounds like the singers are smiling, putting a little sparkle and sunshine into every tune.
What's funny is that BJ seems to like the songs with BB's name even better than the ones with his own name. "The Rainbow Song" is a particular favorite of his. Personally, I like "I Don't Want To Live on the Moon." BJ was singing "If You're Happy And You Know It" on his own while I did dishes this afternoon, and he has already learned the days of the week by memorizing "There Are Seven Days." Very cool!
So if you're looking for a nifty gift, or if you'd like to make a worthwhile addition to your children's music collection, be sure to check out Name Your Tune.