|Marching with the Dinosaurs|
I love when Beansprout is working to make connections, but songs have also helped avoid major meltdowns (for all of us) when the car ride has become too much for him. Snacktime from Barenaked Ladies has been a favorite - one of those kids' albums that doesn't make you want to stick a knife in your head after listening to it. He enjoys participating in "Popcorn" and likes to chime in with his favorite snack on the title track of the album. The songs are really enjoyable, as many of them have playful lyrics that appeal to adults - lyrics that go over the heads of the young ones, I'm sure. (Besides, who can resist all the famous Canadians featured on the "Snacktime" song!?!)
I'm always on the look-out for music that will appeal to both me and Beansprout. Do you have any favorite albums for kids that you love? Can you still remember those from your childhood? How have songs helped you or your children?