We love music in our house, and the kids have been bought up listening to all sorts, so we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to review a children’s CD, called Little Big Songs.
The idea behind Little Big Songs is to bridge the gap between nursery rhymes and ‘normal’ music, and is aimed at pre school and early years children. We popped it in the CD player when it came and turned the volume up.
I can definitely see the idea behind the CD, and think it is a fantastic concept, but sadly it just wasn’t our cup of tea. After two songs Harrison asked for it to be turned off, and I have to say I wasn’t too upset at turning it off. It is purely personal taste though. Although we sing lots of nursery rhymes, we’ve never really listened to them, preferring to have the radio or the IPod on, listening to some really up-tempo pop and dance music that we can all have a dance around to. I think if you listen to lots of nursery rhymes, this is a great natural progression to ordinary music.
Not wanting it to go unused, I took it along to our local playgroup, where we quite often have music on. The CD made really nice background music – slightly more up-tempo than nursery rhymes but still gentle enough not to get the kids too hyped up or over excited. The lyrics to the songs are included in the sleeve of the album so you can sing along if you wanted. The songs are all about everyday life and experiences so children can relate to the lyrics/
The CD is available for purchase here .
We were sent one of these CDs for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.