Oh, what fun CD this is!!! We absolutely love it. Since it has been summertime, all the children and I go upstairs to do chores after breakfast and well, we must listen to music as work goes easier like that. Making Silly Faces has been one of our favorites recently. The three beds lining up in my children’s bedroom simply just ask for jumping and this is the most prefect jumping music (and complete distraction from chores). I really enjoy all the tunes that are on this CD. When people ask me what kind of music I like, I usually just draw a blank … um, I don’t know, I like all music. Maybe that is why I like this CD so much, because it is not just one genre over and over with different lyrics but such an enjoyable variety (and NO, parents absolutely must not be tortured by children’s music …. So thanks Nick). I know this CD is a hit in our house because my children have been singing the songs lately. It does not take long to catch on to the words and tunes. I love to peak at my three rascals when they play and think nobody is watching …. Rocking out to great tunes is a good sign.
The soundtracks are not only diverse in genres but in topics as well. They are intriguing to children because they touch on things that surround them every day: Why do you need to try new foods? How can you be green? Tips for a perfect Slumber Party (kindda Lady Gagaish tune), How to be Patient, and my older son’s favorite, Pirates Never Say Please. These are all subjects we discuss in our Preschool classes as well, so as an educator, I truly appreciate ways to bring even more fun into learning.
Making Silly Faces is the fourth CD from Nick and his lovely wife, Tracey. Three previous ones are One Man Band 2001, Coconut Groove 2006 – for which Nick was honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his dedication to children’s music with the prestigious Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship – and People, Places and Things 2009 awarded a Gold Medal from the Parents’ Choice Foundation.
Reviewed by Orshi
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.