My daughter is at the age where her favourite thing to do is dance. I love that she loves music, but I find most children’s music to be really annoying, especially when you listen to it over and over and over and over….
Lucky for me, the Family Review Network gave me the opportunity to check out Meredith LeVande’s new CD, “What are the Odds?” I hadn’t heard of Meredith’s music prior to this, but she’s a big deal in New York City, where she is an in-children’s performer. She started Monkey Monkey Music five years ago and it’s been going strong ever since!
I decided to give “What are the Odds?” a try in the car for our first listen. Almost immediately, I looked in the rear view mirror and saw Ashlyn bopping away to the title track. All of the songs are catchy, but I think our favourite is “Air Guitar”, since who doesn’t like to play a little air guitar and pretend to be a rockstar? I really like that each song has something kids can learn in it, from the days of the week and planets in “What are the Odds?”, to the circle of life of “Frogs Eat Butterflies”.
This CD is in constant rotation at our house now and it’s not annoying at all! My daughter dances around the house to it and it’s great for the car because it’s kid-friendly but still sounds like something we’d listen to on the radio. My husband even commented yesterday that if you weren’t paying attention to the words, you’d never know it was children’s music we were listening to, which is high praise from him!
“What are the Odds?” is aimed at children aged 2 to 7, but is certainly appropriate for younger children and will be enjoyed by older kids as well. This is one that will be packed for our next road trip for sure!
“This post was written for Family Review Network & Monkey Monkey Music who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review”