Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CD review: The Froggy Hop

My kids are dancing to a new CD this week- it's called The Froggy Hop, and its from a Parent's Choice award-winning group called The Chickadees. The Chickadees are an environmental children's music quartet that is fronted by Americana singer/songwriter Mary Karlzen.

The Froggy Hop is a CD that's meant to teach kids science to kids in their first few years of school, in a way that's fun and entertaining. There are eleven songs on this album, all that teach different ideas.  You'll learn about the life cycle of a frog in the song "Tadpole Wiggle and the Froggy Hop", you'll learn how to sing like a cardinal in "The Cardinal Song", and how to make maple syrup in "Maple Syrup Time", and you'll be inspired to have a greener life with the song "Reduce, Recycle & Reuse".

I have to admit, a couple of songs on the album were a bit more "country" than I typically like, but I still learned a lot from them! All the other songs on the album were a lot of fun to listen to and to sing along with, and I enjoyed the variety of topics that they covered. Very educational!  And my kids had a great time listening and sometimes dancing- they had no idea they were learning, they just thought they were having fun.

For more information on this CD, you can visit The Chickadees website.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this CD to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.