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You might remember Lisa Loeb from the 90’s, such as her hit song, “Stay (I Missed You)”. Since then, Lisa has continued on with many other great endeavors, from music to film. I recently learned that she has created a great collection of children’s books and music!
“Songs for Movin’ & Shakin” is a children’s song book with a CD tucked inside the cover. This is a beautiful, brightly colored hardcover book. The cover is glossy and appealing, and the inside is packed with fun images and text. Filled with lots of fun lyrics and pictures, the accompanying music is designed to get kids up and moving.
My 7-year-old daughter dug right into this book, checking out the songs and reading all the lyrics along with the CD one night before bed.
Chances are, you will be familiar with a number of the songs – but others are original songs by Lisa Loeb. There are classics like “Father Abraham” and “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”. However, half of the tracks on the CD are written by Lisa, which makes for a nice mix of songs:
Turn it Down (The Air Band Song) (Lisa Loeb)
Miss Mary Mack
Monster Stomp (Lisa Loeb)
Going Away (Lisa Loeb)
Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Everybody Wake Up (Lisa Loeb)
Hello, Today (Lisa Loeb)
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Not only are there lyrics to the songs in the book, but there are lots of other fun things like games and suggestions for other ways to move along to the songs. One of my favorite songs to use the book as a companion is “Miss Mary Mack”, since I don’t ever remember doing this song as a kid, but I wanted to teach my kids. The directions are easy, with fun images to walk you through different motions.
The songs are meant to inspire you to get up and move along with the music, but not all the songs encourage kids to be crazy, like the “Hello, Today” song, which has yoga-inspired moves. My kids had fun learning the Sun Salutation!
My kids thoroughly enjoyed this book and CD. I love that this is interactive music, whether you are reading along or dancing along. It encouraged my 1st-grader to do a thorough reading of this book along with the text, which is really great practice for her reading. And both kids had fun with the songs, whether they were ones they had heard before, or the original Lisa Loeb songs.
My 4 year old loves the song “Going Away”, and started moving right along to the music!
CONNECT! Visit Lisa Loeb at http://www.lisaloeb.com/
BUY IT! You can purchase Songs for Movin’ & Shakin’ at Barnes & Noble for under $10!
This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Movin & Shakin (book+CD)
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