As I’ve said before N loves music.  Most sorts, although he’ll turn his nose up at songs he’s previously liked, and then states he likes other music he previously didn’t like.  The prerogative of 3 year olds.

He must take after me.  Although the OH likes rock, with a bit of random Top of the Pops 2 thrown in for good measure, I prefer much more variety and have studied music in the past quite a bit.  So I’m always trying to encourage N’s love of music.

In the past he has had a couple of children’s nursery rhyme cds, probably because they came free with magazines.  But they’ve been quickly forgotten about, by N because he prefers more upbeat music, and by me because they’re so sickly sweet, and/or don’t really sound like I remember the nursery rhyme to me.  So when we were offered some cds and DVDs from Kids’ Music Shop to review I wasn’t sure what would turn up.

To say N loves them is an understatement.  They’ve pushed Peppa Pig to the back of the queue (result!).  In the morning as soon as he wakes up, he takes himself downstairs and puts the dvd in that he wants to watch.

His favourites are the Never Smile at a Crocodile and Wheels on the Bus DVDs.  Each Kids Music Shop DVD has around 20 tracks on it, ranging from classics to some more modern ones (ever heard of Big Fish, Little Fish, Cardboard Box as a song?!).  The songs are sung, acted and danced by Tony, Emma and a group of children, and are filmed in and around Lancashire…I play spot the places I’ve visited, and N now knows about Blackpool Tower and the fact I’ve danced there before.

wheels on the bus song

N loves them because:

  1. There’s lots of variety in the songs
  2. He can dance or act along
  3. The songs are really catchy

I think they’re great because:

  1. They’re aren’t too cheesy, and make me chuckle
  2. The songs mostly use the proper tunes, and they sound like normal songs with backing tracks rather than a sickly sweet high pitched female singer
  3. N can learn better language, pick up and remember songs, get active (or he could if he got up and danced along with me!).

N seems to really enjoy the hornpipe and pirate songs, of which there are a couple on the dvds, and I’m getting used to him deciding which tracks he wants to watch.  We were also sent the 6 CD Children’s Favourite Songs.  I think they’re great for the car, or downloaded onto my ipod for long journeys.  They’re nice enough songs for the whole family to listen and sing along to.

I’ve not yet told N about the YouTube channel so I’ll keep that quiet for a bit, otherwise I’d never have access to my computer, but go and check it out to see a few of the songs on offer.

On the website, I’ve also noticed they do personalised CDs with the child’s name included in the songs which are great for gifts, as well as a kids disco cd complete with reworks of Don’t Stop Moving and other ‘pop’ songs.  Great for a younger child’s birthday when you don’t want to really be playing age-inappropriate pop songs without realising it.

I also have a couple of items to giveaway to 2 winners.  One is the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star dvd, and the other is the 6 CD set of Children’s Favourite Songs.  To enter, simply leave a comment with your answer to the question, and come back to enter via the rafflecopter widget.  There’s various optional entry methods if you’d like to increase your chances.

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Disclosure: We were sent some Kids Music Shop DVDs and Cds for the purpose of review. All opinions and words are my own.

113 Comments

  1. Emma Beckett

    Blame it on Me by George Ezra and the Wheels on the Bus

  2. Natalie Baugh

    Uptown funk – Bruno mars.
    Both my kids absolutely love this song at the moment 🙂

  3. Charlotte hoskins

    Polly had a dolly who was sick sick sick!

  4. George Williamson

    Anything from Frozen possibly Let It Go

  5. Sarah Saunders

    I’m six months pregnant so waiting to find out 🙂 xx

  6. Kate Sharman

    Chuggington Theme Tune, Wind the bobbin up or 5 little ducks 🙂

  7. Tammy Neal

    my Niece Loves Demi Lovata – Let it go
    would love to win for her 😀

  8. Gemma Chantler

    Apart from the full Frozen soundtrack, it is wheels on the bus or row row.

  9. emilia nastaly-howard

    at the moment it’s “wheels on the bus”

  10. Hayley Todd

    My little girl loves Let it Go and For The First Time in Forever!

  11. Kerry Lethbridge

    5 little ducks although the twins also love foo fighters

  12. Rachel white

    This week it’s if you’re happy and you know it

  13. Lucy carter

    My daughter loves Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

  14. Angela Paull

    My favourite things from The Sound of Music 🙂

  15. At the moment, the favourite is the Frozen theme song.

  16. simon hardy

    My kids don’t really have a favourite song. They like the band Rend Collective and have recently been listening to christmas music

  17. My daughter loves Let it Go (Frozen), and my son’s favourite song is Safe and Sound (Capital City)!

  18. ellie spider

    Let it Go 🙂 hopefully this will change soon – dear god i hope it does!!!

  19. ellie spider

    Let it Go 🙂 hopefully this will change soon – dear god i hope it does!!!

  20. Caroline Howard

    My daughter’s is Baa Baa Black Sheep and my son loves Frere Jacques

  21. hannah walker

    All of the Frozen songs over and over and over ha ha x

  22. Joanna Butler-Savage

    we built this city by starship – they like 80s rock!!

  23. samantha price

    the tune to postman pat keeps humming it

  24. kayleigh watkins

    she also loves Meghan trainor all about the bass and her name is megan lol xxx

  25. kayleigh watkins

    my two year old loves baa baa black sheep although she makes me sing all the colours lol xxx

  26. gemma brown

    as of this month, it’s ‘whoops a daisy angel’

  27. Cate @meaddthree

    Randomly, our son loves Ferry Cross the Mersey!

  28. natalie moore

    twinkle twinkle little star i sang it to her since the day she was born

  29. Natasha Gandy

    She is currently addicted to “Let It Go” >.<

  30. It has to be “Circle Of Life” from Disney’s Lion King! 🙂 My child never stops singing it! 🙂

  31. Amanda Norwood

    ‘You’ve got a friend in me’ from Toy Story

  32. John Taggart

    The wheels on the bus go round and round

  33. Katie Skeoch

    Twinkle Twinkle & Little Donkey right now!

  34. Sarah Pybus

    Let it go from frozen! Hoping it changes soon lol

  35. kim neville

    The Wheels on the bus go round and round

  36. Paula Readings

    So many songs, so little space! at the moment it is ‘Santa Baby by Kylie’.

  37. Jessica Powell

    Anything to do with Christmas at the moment!

  38. Monica Gilbert

    She loves many songs. One of her favorites is actually Firework by Katy Perry. She also likes If Your Happy and You Know It.

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