Growing up, every Sunday morning my father would put on Classical Music as he prepared our weekly “bagel bash” as a family. Smells of fresh coffee, fresh sliced red onion, and scrambled eggs would awaken my appetitie while the melodies of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart would move my mind.
The entire mood of the house would change from chaotic teenage car sharing struggles into a morning of family fuse (a.k.a., bonding).
Fast forward 20 plus years and Classical Music continues to bring calm into my life, however, I listen to it more frequently and my toddlers love it. It was no surprise that I accepted the opportunity to review – Little Music Lovers, a four CD series for children that was released in October by Universal Music Classical. The timing couldn’t have been better with the gift giving season just around the corner. This is definitely one of my top picks as it is both enjoyable for parents and educational for babies and toddlers.
Little Music Lovers contains famous works by renowned composers such as Bach, Beethoven and Mozart along with well-known lullabies that will accompany little ones through all of their daily activities including play time, story time and of course, bed time. I actually tested this out on a very active group of three year olds and the results were priceless. Within a matter of minutes, the play time went from turbulent to smooth sailing.
Classical music is believed by some researchers to cause “The Mozart Effect,” a phenomenon that can potentially aid in the development of math, reasoning and memory skills, while also giving babies and toddlers a head start on learning language.
Here is an overview of the beautiful, thought-provoking music from the famous Decca catalog that you and your toddler will enjoy listening to again and again.
Little Music Lovers: Lullabies
It can be a challenge for your child to take an afternoon nap or sleep soundly through the evening. Little Music Lovers can help with relaxing and soothing music for bed time. Lullabies: Smart Music for Bed Time features timeless melodies that every child will learn and love. Includes “Ave Maria,” “The Cradle Song,” “Beautiful Dreamer,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and more… Sweet Dreams!
Little Music Lovers: Bach
Bach: Smart Music for Activity Time brings an assortment of fugues, suites, minuets, sonatas and more from some of the composer’s most recognizable music. These pieces are stimulating, fun, exciting and will help bring a great atmosphere to you and your child’s lively times together! Famous classical pieces include selections from “The Brandenburg Concertos,” “The Little” Fugue in G minor,” “Well-Tempered Clavier,” and much more!
Little Music Lovers: Beethoven
Make the most of Story Time – add a soundtrack to your stories and fairy tales! Stories come alive with the colorful and vibrant melodies of classical music. Beethoven: Smart Music For Story Time will bring wonderful sounds and melodies to the imagery of your child’s most beloved books & tales. Features the world famous “Fur Elise,” “Moonlight Sonata,” “The Last Rose of Summer,” and other distinguished piano sonata’s & symphonies! Your child will learn to appreciate the wonders of story time in a brand new way – with music!
Little Music Lovers: Mozart
Mozart wrote playful & whimsical melodies that are absolutely perfect for a play date. The rhythms and the tempos of these famous concertos & serenades will be the perfect accompaniment for you and your child or for a group of children to enjoy! Mozart: Smart Music for Play Time is the perfect way to enhance the day and bring a smile to your child’s face.
The musical pieces found in the Little Music Lovers collection were carefully selected for their melodic content, as well as their impact in enhancing early childhood development. Children will learn from the series, while parents can enjoy many hours of beautiful music.
WIN A FREE COPY
One of my readers will win one of the four CDs and it is so easy so why not give it a try. Here are the ways to enter.
How to enter:
1. Go to the Little Music Lovers website and tell me which one of the 4 CDs you would love to win. You can let me know by leaving a comment below.
2. Follow me on twitter @primetimeparent and send out this tweet @primetimeparent is giving away Little Music Lovers CD http://tinyurl.com/o357vt
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This giveaway is now closed. This is not a paid post but I did receive a sampler CD for free from Role Mommy.