KHS America Recalls Monkey Glockenspiel Musical Instruments

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KHS America is recalling 150 children’s musical instruments, more specifically the monkey glockenspiel shown above.  The pink metal note bar on the glockenspiel may contain excessive levels of lead in the paint, violating the federal lead paint standard. If the paint is scraped off and ingested lead can cause adverse health effects.
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Good Night, Sleep Tight, and Sweet Dreams! Laurie Berkner Lullabies Is A Must Listen For You and Your Kids!

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Best-selling, award-winning children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner has released her first-ever lullaby album, Laurie Berkner Lullabies (Two Tomatoes Records/Razor & Tie, $13.98)! The album features traditional lullabies (“Hush Little Baby,” “Little Boy Blue”) as well as brand new songs to lull little ones to sleep (“Fireflies,” “All the Planets”). The album also includes re-worked versions of some of Laurie’s classic originals (“Under A Shady Tree,” “Five Days Old”) – and, of course, the beloved Laurie Berkner bedtime favorites “Moon Moon Moon” and “Goodnight.”

Laurie is joined on Laurie Berkner Lullabies by band mates Susie Lampert (keyboards), Brady Rymer (bass) and Bob Golden (drums, percussion). The album is enhanced by the voices of children including Laurie’s own daughter, Lucy!

Says Laurie, “I have been getting requests for this album for many years. I’ve now been a parent since 2004, and I’ve had a chance to feel that amazing experience of singing my own child to sleep. I’ve written lullabies for her and I’ve sung my favorites from my own childhood to her over the years. To me, making that time feel safe and full of love is so important. I hope some of these songs create some of those feelings and become as special to other families as they have been for mine.”

A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music over fifteen years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Laurie currently stars in Sing It, Laurie!, an animated short-form series on the Sprout preschool TV channel, and makes frequent appearances on the network’s “Sunny Side Up Show” and in music videos.

Laurie Berkner Lullabies Track Listing:

  1. A Lullaby
  2. Fireflies
  3. I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song)
  4. Pillowland
  5. Sing Me A Song
  6. Under A Shady Tree
  7. Your Beautiful Eyes
  8. Moon Moon Moon
  9. Hush Little Baby
  10. All Around My Room
  11. What Is The Color Of My Dreams?
  12. Mahalo
  13. All The Planets
  14. Nona
  15. Little Boy Blue
  16. In The Clouds
  17. Like A Seashell
  18. All Through The Night
  19. Five Days Old

Here’s just some of what people say…and I have to agree. My kids and I LOVE Laurie…so happy, so sweet, so perfect for kids to listen to.  It’s really a must if you haven’t heard her before…and especially if you have!!

“Laurie Berkner does what Fred Rogers did: respect, validate and reassure young children.”  – Los Angeles Times

“The queen of children’s music.” – People Magazine

“Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown ups.”  – The Wall St. Journal

 

Kids Music News: Bari Koral Releasing The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee!

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One of the most popular kids’/family recording artists on the scene today, Bari Koral, takes an adventurous leap forward with the Bari Koral Family Rock Band’s fourth album, The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee, set for release in May.

Over the past seven years, Bari Koral has established herself not only as a beloved performer but also as a leading force in the “yoga for kids” movement.  Bari’s catchy, pop-friendly tunes and interactive live shows featuring a creative blend of music and movement have gained her legions of fans, while many of her songs are also widely used in kids’ yoga classes and preschool classrooms.  As a kids’ yoga expert, Bari lectures nationally on the subject.  Watch for Bari as host of the world’s first yoga-based, movement-and-music TV show for kids, coming soon on the Veria Living Network.

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New DVD Release: VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly!

If you weren’t able to catch the VeggieTales Live! tour last year or if the show didn’t make it to your area, you can now see it from the comfort of your living room! VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly! has just been released on DVD.

Bob, Larry & the whole crew are taking to the stage with the silliest Silly Song Countdown ever! This high energy song and dance spectacular takes silliness to a whole new level! But sometimes silliness just isn’t enough! Archibald Asparagus prefers songs that have lessons, Mr. Lunt only wants to sing about food, and Jimmy and Jerry Gourd are stuck in the 80s! But there’s only so much time..will the Veggies learn the importance of sharing so that the show can go on and everyone will be able to sing themselves silly?

We are one of the families who weren’t able to make it to any of the shows nearby, but now my kids are playing this DVD almost as much as the Easter one!  There’s just something special about live-action shows/performances that seem to captivate children.  Maybe it’s the larger-than-life characters?   Whatever the reason, they are loving this DVD and be warned – the songs are definite ‘earworms’ that will be playing on repeat in your head all day long!  And the silly songs are like mood-changing magic; no kid can possibly be crabby after listening to these songs!

VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly! features 18 songs from their favorite characters, plus some great bonus features:

  • Larry’s Backstage Pass – Behind the scenes of VeggieTales Live
  • Pick-a-Song Singalongs
  • Show Trivia Game
  • Studio Store
  • 10 Ways kids can share and help others – Discussion Guide

To check out the song list or to purchase a copy of the DVD, check out the VeggieTales webstore!

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ENTER TO WIN: Sing To Your Baby Book and CD

Musicians and authors Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer have been innovators in connecting families through music for over 25 years, and their newest collection ‘Sing to Your Baby®’ (out May 3), gives parents eleven new love songs and sing-plays to further develop that special bond with their children.

Different from a traditional lullaby album, or other children’s recording intended as entertainment, ‘Sing to Your Baby®’ features a 32-page beautifully illustrated book with a 22-song audio CD that acts as a coach for both moms and dads who want to sing to encourage communication with their babies.

Additionally, Laura G. Brown, Ph.D., psychologist and educator, has written a Parent Guide for the project that includes a glossary of terms and valuable tips for how to develop your baby’s learning skills and foster their developmental transitions.

Two (2) lucky Babyrazzi readers will receive a copy of this great book and CD.

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