I was recently sent a copy of the new CBeebies Song Time Album to review. Yes, I realise that I spend these tunes are already permanently engraved in my head for all of eternity but I how could I refuse when my 4 year olds favourite possession at the moment is her very cheap and very cheerful CD player from Argos, that good old St Nick brought her last year. Seriously, this thing goes with her everywhere at home and I'm just glad to be having a change from the Zingzilla's album or the 20 favourite nursery rhymes CD which has been on a bit of a loop since 2006.
I'm sure every parent knows CBeebies well. Even if you're not keen on TV watching for your children, you have to admit that the relative peace and quiet it can give you whilst you try and cook the dinner or put washing away can be a gift sent from up above. I'm not anti-TV for my children at all. I think they can learn a lot from it and the majority of the programmes on CBeebies have an educational element as well as being entertaining. Therefore, we know the shows and the accompanying music very well.
I knew that girly would enjoy the CD as she's a been a big CBeebies fan for a few years now. What I didn't know however was that there would be so many tracks on this album - 50 in total. All of your (*cough* clearly, I mean their) favorite programmes are included on the CD and so far it has provided hours of entertainment. The amount of music on the album makes it very good value for money.
As predicted the album has been a big hit in the M household however we all have our favourite tracks and in the interests of sharing, I have quizzed the family.
Girly M: Yoko! Jakamoto! Toto!, Gigglebiz, 64 Zoo Lane
Boy M: Show Me Show Me, Bob the Builder
Mrs M: Me Too! (On Bobby's Buses), Big Barn Farm
Mr M: Space Pirates
I wonder what our choice of CBeebies theme tune reveals about us?
So, in a nutshell - we loved the CD and I'm sure it will be played again and again (and no doubt, again). It'd would be a great stocking filler for the littlies in your life and is available from Amazon (and all other good retailers).
love & kisses
Mrs M x
Mrs M x