Music is a big deal in our family, as it always was in my family growing up. My brother and I could spin Mom's Beatles' 45s on that old portable turntable practically before we could feed ourselves. And we were always singing and dancing and putting on shows for our parents. Boo and I have spent many an hour dancing and singing around the living room, or in the tub, or the car, or wherever. Now that he's older his musical tastes are quite diverse, and he's rocking his electric guitar lessons. Hubs and the Teen are heading to a concert Friday night, and I know Boo can't wait to be old enough to join them downtown.
In the meantime, we still love great kids' music, and Splash 'N Boots remains one of our faves. Just in time for holiday gifting, they've released their 8th CD - "Happy Times" - and it is chock full of cheerful and dance-able tunes that had me tapping my feet and bouncing in my chair while I screened it.
"Happy Times" contains 12 tracks from this 3-time Canadian Children's Group of the Year, 6 of which will be in heavy rotation across Canada on Treehouse TV with their music videos.
“We're so excited to finally share this new album with our fans,” says Taes (pronounced 'Tess'), the group's 'Boots'. “We've been working on “Happy Times” for a year now and have already filmed six music videos, so can't wait to finally release it!”
The CD released early this month and is available now from SplashnBoots.com.
All songs are upbeat and full of happy rhythms. A few of my fave tracks:
"Go With the Flow" - This one is all about being yourself. If you're a monkey, then dance like a monkey, or whatever feels right. "You can find a dance that works for you."
"What I Like About Me" - This song grabbed me with its positive and affirming lyrics that encourage kids to appreciate even the small things about them that make them special. Songs that promote self-esteem definitely get my vote.
"Stereo" - Pure fun factor. I can't stay still when this one is on. "Jumpin' up and down to the ster-e-er-e-o-o-o!" The beat is contagious and the lyrics are cute and silly about animals playing around and making music.
The last song on the CD, "I Love You So," is almost a re-telling of the sweet nothings I would whisper to Boo when he was a baby. I think it might just become an anthem that parents will be singing to their wee ones across the country.
This CD would make a great gift for new parents. pre-schoolers and young kids in general. Encourage a love of good music early :)
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Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate this review. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own or those of my family.