Putumayo Kids is a division of Putumayo World Music who will shortly release their new CD, Kids World Party. This fun CD features catching melodies from various regions of the world: France, Hawaii, Switzerland, Cuba, Trinidad, South Africa, USA, Canada, Mexico, and Italy. Playground and Dreamland, a previous release from Putumayo Kids, has received honors from Parents’ Choice and other esteemed organizations.
With the release of this new CD, Putumayo Kids also begins its partnership with Amnesty International. ¢50 U.S. from the sale of each CD will go to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization in commemoration of its 50th anniversary and in support of its work to promote and protect human rights worldwide.
I truly love this CD. It has not left our player since we got it about a week and a half ago. We are very multicultural and my children know a good tune. Most nights after dinner we have dance parties in our house. While I work on clearing up the kitchen, the children push the table aside in the living room and they ask for music. For the past week and a half, we have been listening to Kids World Party and without doubt dancing our dinners off. I love the variety among the songs and their special tunes to get kids moving. My daughter actually has developed different steps and moves for various songs.
The CD also comes with a Cover book that includes a short description of each song and the lyrics in four languages: English, French, Spanish and German. This is a cool feature of the CD, I think, since I am a teacher and love information. Next year’s theme in our Pre-Kindergarten class is going to be Cultures and Travels around the World. I am sure this CD will become regular part of our curriculum.
You can purchase this CD for children along with four previous ones (Reggae Playground, Rock & Roll Playground, Dreamland, and African Dreamland) along with many other CD for all ages from the Putumayo website at www.putumayopress.comf. You will love them!
Orshi is a teacher at UCIC where she works daily with children. She shows a great love for children as she has three of her own. She also loves Facebook, gardening and baking. She was born and grew up in Hungary and now lives across the street.