We listen to a lot of music in our house, but as I’ve mentioned before, the kids aren’t big fans of nursery rhymes or anything along those sort of lines, much preferring ‘proper’ music from a range of genres. The problem is vetting every track on my ipod – even though I have a ‘child friendly’ playlist, occasionally the odd one slips through – last week I found myself bolting across the room (no mean feat at 30 weeks pregnant!) when the uncut version of a Maroon 5 track came on!
When we were asked if we wanted to review a children’s CD called Pop Goes Your Name I have to admit to assuming it was going to be the usual lullabies and nursery music. The only thing that swung it for me to begin with was the fact it was personalised – I LOVE personalised things!
I first of all had to make the difficult decision which child would have it. I checked to make sure both of their names were available, which they were, and then decided we would have Harrison. When the CD came, it was presented in a lovely sleeve with Harrison’s name printed on, which I thought was a lovely touch.
We popped the CD into the stereo and hit play, and this is where I was very pleasantly surprised. Not a single sickly sweet track to be heard! It’s got a wide variety of genres, from pop to rock to hip hop, each song containing your child’s name. Harrison’s face absolutely lit up when he heard his name in them. It’s a fantastic way of introducing children to a range of music types, and doesn’t get irritating for the adults to listen to. In fact I actually enjoyed most of the songs – how many kids songs can you say that about?
Pop Goes Your Name is available to buy here, and at £12.99 would make a really lovely gift.
We were sent one of these personalised CDs for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and our own.