I received a copy of this CD in exchange for my honest review.
Over the years, we have enjoyed a variety of children’s music from Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. With over 35 years of experience in the music field, Cathy and Marcy are children’s music GRAMMY Award winners! “Zoom a Little Zoom” is their newest album, which is science-themed and teaches kids lots of great things, from astronomy to biology.
Zoom A Little Zoom! A Ride Through Science is the latest kids and family recording by children’s music GRAMMY® Award winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. Great music comes first with the “Constellation Jig”, a Klezmer treatment to the hibernating “Bobo the Bear” and western swing of “Why Does the Sun Shine?”. Boogie-woogie to “What Makes the Lightning?” or learn how to sound like a cricket with “What Is An Insect?”.
The songs are all so catchy, with interesting lyrics that make it fun to sing along and learn. Not only are the songs entertaining, but each has a unique style, which keeps the album even more engaging.
The Constellation Jig is the perfect astronomy soundtrack. Cathy and Marcy absolutely capture the essence of space in this song!
In the Zodiac you’ll find a dozen constellations.
You can trace them in the sky with just a little patience.
Leo, Virgo, Scorpius and Gemini and Taurus;
These are five, now who can name the other seven for us?
“Why Does the Sun Shine” answers your burning questions (!) about the Sun!
The Sun is mass of incandescent gas,
A gigantic nuclear furnace,
Where hydrogen is built into helium
At a temp’rature of millions of degrees.
All of the songs on this album are filled with interesting information, and I love how the songs take kids on so many different adventures in science. Not only do the songs inspire learning, but there are activity guides to accompany each and every song! Check those out on Cathy and Marcy’s website here.
Check out the world premiere video of “Zoom A Little Zoom (Rocket Ship)” right here!
Video and album cover art by Dick Bangham.
1. Zoom A Little Zoom (Rocket Ship) (3:21)
2. Constellation Jig (3:02)
3. What Makes The Lightning? (2:16)
4. Why Does The Sun Shine? (3:09)
5. Snowflake, Snowflake (2:17)
6. Vibration (3:58)
7. We Know The Air Is There (Hi, Ho, Fiddle Dee Dee) (2:54)
8. Bobo The Bear (The Hibernation Song) (2:47)
9. What Is An Insect? (A Cricket In A Thicket) (3:22)
10. What Is Gravity? (2:26)
11. Zoom A Little Zoom (Rocket Ship, Reprise) (0:57)
This CD is available March 30, 2018!
Visit Cathy & Marcy at http://www.cathymarcy.com/
How fun! My toddler loves music so I’m always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing!!
Music is always good, but this is a great way to make your kids love it and have fun with it!
Oh that is awesome! I love using music as a teaching tool. This sounds awesome, I will check it out.
thank you for introducing me to this beautiful album, will play it in my car!!!
This sounds like a fun CD for kids, who so often already seem interested in the stars. I love seeing fun products that encourage learning.
This sounds brilliant, and such a great way to encourage kids to join in, we always have songs or stories in the car, so I will try to get hold of the CD – thanks x
I’d like to win this for our family. These musicians are new to me.
Never heard of them before. We love discovering new artists and dancing to new music!
the kdi next door and then ii have them over all the time and they love the thing i get
I want this for my granddaughters. I have heard of them before.
If you’d like to hear some fun kids’ songs that address Standards of Learning questions for elementary space science, check this out this album of original songs, “A Race in Space” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4QzMVcpgJk&list=PLCe1ebgyOzEvh3ACtmtlNZ8KCsiF9W_ig