Saturday, August 23, 2008

Here Come the 1, 2, 3s

We have a new favorite thing at our house. I didn't have any fun educational kids music, so I got on Amazon and did some browsing. I found a CD made by They Might Be Giants called "Here Come the 1, 2, 3s." It got great reviews by everyone. I like the band, so I thought I'd give it a try. Plus, it was a good deal because it came with a DVD too.

First, we tried out the CD on a long drive. It was an immediate hit for me because the songs have a fun beat and the words are clever and funny (kind of random but that's how that band tends to be).

Then, we tried out the DVD, and it was an even bigger hit with all of us! It's just plain fun, and some of the songs are down right hilarious. My son really likes it. In fact, a couple days ago I was having singing time with him and he requested we sing the "Zero Song." And, after watching the movie and hearing the songs only a handful of times, my son is already better at his numbers. I highly recommend this CD/DVD. They also have one that's called "Here Come the ABCs," which I'm sure is equally great.

For those of you that watch the Disney Channel (we're kind of in the dark ages- we only use TV for movies) you might already know about these songs. I think that's where they originate from. At any rate, they're really fun and a good educational resource.


Rachy Maree said...

Sounds like a great future purchase!

This is a great idea for a blog, Marianne. You are such a sweet mother. Your temperment is so patient already (most of the time, right?) I would love to see you in action with the kids. :)

Ashlee said...

Cool sight! That sounds cool, I think I might look into that, we are always looking for things to kep the kiddos entertained!

Christianne said...

In real simple this month they did a family issue and it had an article about the best kid music - this was on there and there was another one I would like to try by BNL they said it is really fun too.

Rachy Maree said...

Oooh! I had to tell you I ordered this! Should be on my doorstep in a couple days! YAY! I love getting mail from Amazon. I love love Amazon period! It took a while to order because I always wait until I have enough stuff to order with free shipping. :) I can't help my cheapsake ways.

I hope my kids like it as much as yours.