Monday, October 24, 2011

Groove Kid Nation Music In Motion ~Kids Songs CD Review


Interactive Funky Family CD gets Kids Moving and Grooving while learning about musical concepts

National retail release: September 20, 2011
Label:  Groove Kid Nation, Los Angeles, CA
SRP:  $15.98

Los Angeles -- Rodney Lee (professional musician and father of a 3-year-old) would like nothing more than to conduct a musical experiment on all children under the age of 5.  His hypothesis:  We can improve the way in which kids learn about music by introducing the real sounds of various instruments in the same way that we teach them about animals -- simply by viewing and hearing the instruments over and over in a fun way. 

“Let’s leapfrog over the cheesy imitations of blips and bleeps emanating from most toys and jump to the real thing,” says Lee.  “After all, children learn to speak by listening to their parents talk over and over.  Shouldn’t they learn the language of music in the same way?”  And what better time to test his theory than in those highly formative years from age 0 to 5 when our children’s brains are making the most connections?

Enter Groove Kid Nation, the children’s music label and website founded by Rodney Lee whose goal is to provide parents with the tools to fulfill his grand experiment.  And to that end, Groove Kid Nation is proud to announce its second release, Music in Motion. The CD continues off of the success of the critically acclaimed first release, The Wheels on the Bus, which received a coveted 2011 Parent’s Choice Silver Honor Award.  This time around, Lee and his team of top L.A. musicians recorded an album designed to get children moving to the beat while simultaneously learning about musical concepts and instruments.  Through groovy soul tracks, this mostly original set draws kids into the action with specific instructions on what to do from funny dances, to playing air guitar, to responding to musical cues, to simply nodding their heads to the beat.  An entirely new band of feline characters known as the Kool Katz guide the fun, and the enclosed 10-page booklet features colorful illustrations of each Kool Kat playing their own instrument.

The importance of music in early childhood development is well documented, and Music in Motion is the next step in the Groove Kid Nation series which tracks Lee’s efforts to create age appropriate music educational tools for his son.

OUR REVIEW:   This CD is so much fun.  My little boy will be 3 in a few more months and he had a great time bouncing around the living room and jamming out to these Kook Katz.  Of course that makes it fun for me watching it.  The real instruments used in the songs make them just as fun for grown ups.  Music in Motion does just that gets you up gets you moving and teaches you an appreciation for music.  This CD full of kids songs is packed full of enjoyment, education and movement!  Be sure to drop by the Groove Kid Nation website.  It is packed full of fun and information and a great resource for parents who want to teach their children about music.

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