When Sean and I first started going out 18 years ago we had quite different musical tastes [and still do]. But being young and in love, I happily listened to his eclectic mix of tunes. At that time, one of his favourite groups was a quirky, obscure band called "They Might Be Giants". I'd never heard of them before but soon came to enjoy all their catchy songs.
Years later, we heard their familiar sound again in the theme song to Malcolm in the Middle. Then a couple of years ago, we were surprised to hear that they had started writing kids albums. You may know their tunes from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme songs.
We immediately picked up their three CDs and love them all. What we love about them are the totally catchy tunes that both kids and grown-ups enjoy, and the bonus is that they are very educational.
I knew they were great for kids when at 2 years old, Emmy was counting doubles in Spanish, telling me all the days of the week, and explaining to me what a conifer is.
A couple of weeks ago we heard they'd come out with their newest album "They Might Be Giants, Here Comes Science". What's cool is that the CDs come with DVDs. The girls love the cartoons which help them to understand the songs even more. The other day Emmy asked me if I knew that there is actually a difference between speed and velocity. And I laugh when I hear them singing about being a paleontologist and saying dinosaur names that I can't even pronounce. It is too funny.
One of our other favourite CDs is the Barenaked Ladies, SnackTime.
I would recommend all of these CDs for any age kid. You can also download podcasts for many of their songs.
Do you have any children's CDs that you love?
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