Being a Mom of little ones means I’m listening to CDs about Drivers of buses, Little Lambs eating ivy and my radio is turned to Radio Disney where I’m listening to the latest from Selena Gomez and turning it up for the Jonas Brothers. Not exactly Bon Jovi! Now we have a new CD from Meredith LeVande, a New York City–based singer/songwriter sho has been termed a “Renaissance woman of children’s music.”
Meredith is not your typical musician. She holds undergraduate degrees in Women’s Studies and English, she also has a master’s degree in music and a law degree! It has been her multi-facted work with children that has lead to Monkey Monkey Music and her mission of “putting the child back into children’s music.” The result is a CD that is lively, fun and puts an awesome spin on some good ol’ classic kiddie tunes!
Until I received Monkey Monkey Music, What Are the Odds? I had never heard of Meredith LeVande. Where was I five years ago when her first album was released and named a Parenting Magazine “Pick”? Meredith has since performed for children of every culture in intimate settings, been a rotation on Sirius Satellite Radio and become a favorite for families everywhere!
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I LOVE this album and its unique approach to not only music but learning. The lyrics are new, but listeners will recognize the tune to some favorite pop songs. What are the Odds? teaches about planets in the song, “Number 9” or the interactive “Turn Your Body Around” where kiddos learn the 12-bar rule. My Li’l Man really enjoys the song, “What are the Odds?” He has learned to count odd numbers. My favorite song on What are the Odds? is “Air Guitar“. It has a great beat–one you can easily play air guitar too! The lyrics are fun and it really brings out my silly side!
What are the Odds? is an album that has found balance. It’s lyrics appeal to my children and the music is something I can listen to over and over. It’s not only fun but a learning resource that captures some great lessons and sets them to music. We’ve been dancing and singing along each morning and having a great time bonding as we learn the lyrics!
What Are the Odds? ia set to be released on August 31. You can order your CD through Monkey Monkey Music!
Catch Meredith LeVande’s What are the Odds? music videos on Comcast and Cox’s Cable’s Kidz Bop Preschool On Demand.
1. Hello (New)
2. What Are the Odds?
3. Shake It Loud
4. This Way, That Way
5. In the Garden
7. Air Guitar
8. Frogs Eat Butterflies
10. Turn Your Body Around
12. Who’s a Knockin’?
13. Silly Animal Friends
14. Guess What I Am
15. Willow Tree in the Wind
16. Goodbye (New)
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