Just Listen – CD Selections for the Family

By Barbara Bietz

 

Many families are taking “staycations” this year – opting to seek out at-home activities or home and explore local attractions or events within driving distance. While movies are the usual fare, they do limit family interaction and keep you all glued to the TV. How about some fun CD choices for family listening pleasure? Here are a few of my favorite picks for this year:


Tell Me A Story 3: Women of Wonder

A series of folktales from around the world are beautifully performed by told by professional actors. In our fast paced world of computers and interactive video games, TELL ME A STORY introduces children to the art of traditional story telling. The accompanying music is lovely. As a bonus for parents and teaches, the web site features a broad range of resource materials. Perfect for quiet time or car trips.
To learn more visit www.MythsandTales.com


mary kayMUSIC BOX by Mary Kaye

Mary Kaye is back with a collection of appealing tunes for the young set. From Under the Moon with kooky animal sounds, to the sweetly delicious Hot Chocolate Fairy, Mary Kaye’s folksy voice has warm overtones. She seems to sing directly to children who will be charmed by the clear and clever lyrics. A perfect choice for a long car ride or as joyful background in a pre-school setting.
To Learn more visit www.marykayemusic.com

family timeFAMILY TIME WITH ZIGGY MARLEY is a fun, funky celebration of music and family life Jamaican style! Terrific songs like Family Time, and I Love You Too will have the whole family rockin’ out! Guest performers like Jack Johnson and Paul Simon add depth and heart to this musical selection. A great choice for families with younger and older kids.

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz, -Childrens' Books and Movie Section, is a children's author, magazine writer, children's book reviewer, and past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. She loves talking about the creative process, books and the craft of writing. Her middle-grade chapter book, LIKE a MACCABEE,(Yotzeret Publishing) is a PJ Library selection. Barbara reviews books and movies and has contributed to numerous print and online publications. She also teaches writing classes for adults. Learn more about Barbara at www.BarbaraBietz.com
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