Little One Books is an online book retailer that carries more than just books! They also carry great CD’s and Videos that are great for children. Their website allows you to search for products by age range or product type. They also have gift bundles available. If you remember previously I was able to review books from Little One Books. I loved their great selection of books and really enjoyed the books we got to read. This time they asked to see if I would review a CD from their selections. I choose, “Sharing Cultures with Ella Jenkins”. This CD was sorted as age appropriate for 4 year olds so I thought this would be great for my oldest and loved the idea of learning about some cultures while enjoying music.
As soon as the CD came we put it right in and my 4 year-old was excited to have a CD of “his” music and kept telling me he wanted to listen to “his” CD! So we put it in and the first song on the disc is “Where is Mary” which is a repetitive and easy to pick-up song. The next time we got into the car and the CD started up (in the middle of the disc) my son instantly told me he wanted the Mary CD and not the one we were listening to! He wouldn’t listen to me that it was the same CD until a few songs later we had made it back around to he beginning of the disc and he was really excited for the Mary song because then he knew it was his CD. This dics has 28 tracks, about half of which are songs and the other half are rhymes, poems, or talking tracks. We really enjoyed most of the songs but I thought some of the talking tracks were sort of strange like her “I Like Names” track where she starts talking about specific names she likes in particular. We really enjoyed “Day-O” and, of course, “Where is Mary?” tracks the best!
I was also given a copy of “Good Night” CD which is a compilation disc of melodies and lullabies that do not have any lyrics played along with them. It is soft and soothing music and is perfect for a young infant. I played this CD for my 5 month old and I think having the music on really calmed him down while he was awake and playing and he seemed to pay special attention to the music. I thought it was a nice and easy to listen to playlist that would be great for an infant, and would be perfect if you like to play music while your child is heading down for a nap or bedtime. This disc isn’t one that was really engaging or entertaining for my older boys, though, so we didn’t listen to it very often. You can hear little snipets of several of the clips on Little One Books website.