One of the things I have found with little ones is the thing they hate most is to SHARE. Well, besides that little big word “NO”. A great learning tool in our house is music. It’s catchy, easy to listen to as children play, and they pick the words up easily when set to a tune. My daughter especially loves music, and funny enough, she doesn’t really love to share. That’s why when I was offered a copy of “Share” by Recess Music, a compilation CD by different artists, I jumped on that chance.
My kids love when we get new CDs and want to drop everything to listen to a new one right away. This day was no different. I loved the cover art. Fun and quirky I immediately thought the age group for this CD would be 2-6. Learning to share fits well into that age range, doesn’t it?! It ends up that was the audience that really enjoyed it in our house. My 7 year old rolled his eyes but he doesn’t like too many kids’ things. My 9 year old said “Great. I don’t mind listening to it.” and sat down to play with his LEGOs.” My 5 year old took this to mean the CD was ALL HERS. Haha. How is THAT for sharing?
She LOVES the CD and I love that it can start conversations. From the fun and catchy “Mi Casa, Su Casa” by Jack Pearson, we learn that we don’t literally have to give our house away. We were able to discuss having people in our home and welcoming them, sharing our food, space, and toys kindly with them. Some other songs have taught us about sharing things we like and things we don’t like, sharing things to keep us safe, and sharing friends.
With songs by The Sunflowers, InsideOut A Cappella, and Noel Paul Stookey (from Peter, Paul, and Mary), “Share“, by Recess Music is packed with different styles and flavors of fun ways to share. It’s not so good for ballet but sure is fun for wild and crazy dance parties.
Share by Recess Music will be released on March 26, 2013 and is available for pre-order HERE. You will also be able to buy it on Amazon, iTunes, and retailers throughout the United States. For now, you can check out a song preview at Recess Music.
**Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this CD to review. However, all opinions are my honest thoughts. This post may include affiliate links.