***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was given. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
My dad has been in bands pretty much my whole life, so I grew up loving music of all kinds. I remember going to band practice with him and singing along to the practice tapes in the car. I have also performed quite a bit, myself. I used to sing a lot, and have won awards. I can also play guitar and piano, although probably not as well as I used to!
My husband is also a music lover. He plays bass, but cannot sing to save his life. Yep...He is tone-deaf. (Hopefully that predisposition skips over the kiddos!)
So it came as no surprise that my children are also very passionate about music. When I was pregnant with my Sophie, she would literally "dance" in my belly any time The Beatles came on. And it was ONLY for The Beatles, so definitely not a fluke! This prompted me to immediately purchase an entire line of nursery gear that featured the artwork of John Lennon. Her mobile even played "Imagine."
My kids, Sophie especially, really have a great love for music, even now. They like all kinds, and love to sing and dance. So when I discovered the great CD set, Jazz for Babies, I knew I just had to have it!
About Jazz for Babies :
Jazz for Babies offers 5 different album choices:
The Piano Album
The Guitar Album
The Saxophone Album
The Trumpet Album
The Vibraphone Album
Jazz for Babies has been receiving plenty of praise, including the following coveted awards:
Parent’s Choice Silver Award
Fall 2013 Audio Awards—All Ages
National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award, Music Category
Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Audio/Video/DVD 2013
Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products Award Program for 2013
Creative Child 2013 CD OF THE YEAR AWARD (only one top award given
Baby CDs category
Tillywig Music & Audio Awards, Fall 2013 “All Ages” category
Brain Child Award
How cool is that?! These are some amazing recognitions, especially considering that this is a new producer in a very competitive market!
Our Thoughts About the Set :
Soon, we checked out all of the discs. The guitar and piano albums were definitely my favorite, but they were all quite good. I was definitely impressed by the "clean" feeling of the music. A lot of kids' music is full of synthesizers or special digital effects. Not these albums! This is nothing but the soothing sounds of the musical instruments...No bells, no whistles. But isn't that the way it should be?
My kids really liked these CD's as well. They danced, swayed, and even fell asleep hearing these beautiful and often soothing songs. Check out Xander below...He fell asleep to the Piano Album while "reading".
How to Connect :
On the Jazz for Babies website, you can check out loads of audio clips before deciding to purchase, as well!
You can purchase the physical album for ($14.99) or you can download an MP3 album ($10.99) to play on a digital device. Pick and choose individual tracks to create your personalized playlist at just 99 cents. Order online at www.JazzForBabies.org or directly from amazon.com and the iTunes store.