If you’re looking for a way to get the kids up off the couch this holiday season, consider the new children’s music CD from Groove Kid Nation titled “Music in Motion.”
My three year-old has had a grand time listening to this compilation of music with an funky soul beat. These energetic kid’s songs not only got him moving — to burn some energy — but was also a teaching tool for him when it comes to identifying high notes vs. low notes, and trumpets vs. the piano.
Through groovy soul tracks and the band of feline characters called the Kool Katz, my bundle of sunshine was drawn in with specific instructions on what to do from funny dances, to playing air guitar, to responding to musical cues, to simply nodding his head to the beat.
We had fund with “Itch and Scratch – Kool Kat Dance” where we laid on our backs and wiggled until our itch was gone. Then the set “Go Kat Go” kept us active as Theloneus the Cat played low notes on the piano. We jumped to jump to the left when we heard low notes, and then jumped right when Theloneus played the high ones. My son got quite an active workout when the notes switched back and forth at a much quicker pace.
Of course our favorite song was the “Funky Chicken” which featured The Kool Kat Horns. This made us want to rock our shoulders back and forth. Even I enjoyed being silly as I flapped my arms to the rhythm of the Funky Chicken.
Enclosed is a 10-page booklet featuring colorful illustrations of each Kool Kat playing their own instrument — which is a fun tool for your child browse through during each song and pick out the instrument that’s being played during that set. Groove Kid Nation extras include downloadable coloring book of the characters from the CD, one track minus the voaclas so that you can be the lead singer, an eclectic EP of the artist’s kid’s heartbeat and acoustic piano (rather cool).
What I like about Groovekidnation.com is that it contains videos, a buyer’s guide to the “Best Musical Instruments for Kids under age 5,” and many resources to help you introduce your child to the world of music. This is going to be a helpful resource for us in the next year or two as we try to decide what musical class we should enroll our children in.
What’s also nice about this CD for the holidays, is that Groove Kid Nation donates 10 percent of the wholesale price of Music In Motion to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting poverty. What a nice way to give back — using music to feed a soul.
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