The Chickadees are a group of four women whose mission it is not only to entertain but to educate children about having fun while being environmentally conscious. Here is a bit more background on the band from their website...
Award-winning environmental children’s music quartet The Chickadees are back with their second album: The Froggy Hop. The Chickadees are fronted by critically acclaimed Americana singer/songwriter Mary Karlzen. Karlzen, and her band mates - Anjl Rodee, Carmen Nickerson and Rosie Dempree - are growing with their audience and have begun a multi-media campaign to spread their message of environmentally conscious fun.
While The Chickadees’ Parent’s Choice award winning debut album, “Songs From The Great Outdoors” was aimed at preschoolers, “The Froggy Hop” is decidedly aimed at entertaining and enlightening big kids in their first few years of school. “Science was so boring for me as a kid and it made it hard for me to focus.” Karlzen explains. “I think a lot of kids have a hard time listening and learning basic facts. So why not make it fun? Learn the life cycle of a frog – and dance to it!”
In order to keep a firm hold on the attention span of school aged children being reared in the information age, The Chickadees enlisted former Simpsons animator Tim Decker, to create a series of videos – starting with the title track. In the “Froggy Hop” video, Karlzen, and The Chickadees cavort with enough cartoon tadpoles and frogs to make the most jaded kid both giggle with delight and forget they are technically learning something.
When the CD arrived I was excited to share it with the kids. From the description it sounded like it would be unlike anything we had listened to before and it WAS! I hear a lot of kids music that is just meant to be silly fun (this is fine). I also hear a lot of children's CD's with a focus on letters and numbers learning (also fine). What I have never had the pleasure of sharing with my children is a CD with such a strong focus on science. What a fantastic way to introduce children to basic science and about the environment. I really, really love this! My boys are real science buffs so I knew they would be thrilled with the selection of songs from The Froggy Hop. Here is the song list...
The Froggy Hop Songs
- The Tadpole Wiggle
- The Hiking Song
- Animal babies
- Reduce, Recycle & Reuse
- The Cardinal Song
- Maple Syrup Time
- Tiny Little Caterpillar
- Planet Protectors
If you are looking for something fun, educational and unique to the market pick up The Froggy Hop for the kids. Your ears will thank you! Click HERE to snag the CD for just $10!
Lastly, I wanted to share with you a fun video featuring The Tadpole Wiggle (or also known as what we are currently dancing to at Reviewed by Mom!). Enjoy!
I am so pleased to tell you that my friends at Y&T Music are giving TWO lucky RBM readers a copy of The Froggy Hop. Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter....
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