What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that if you're driving around with your kid, you could do much worse. The fun tunes may bring you back to your own childhood.
What's the story?
From its ambitious title to the cheery cover art -- Big Bird and Elmo, mouths wide open in front of a recording mike -- SESAME STREET PLATINUM: ALL-TIME FAVORITES sends the message that it will show youngsters a good time. And the album does not disappoint. In "Lambaba," the Count (with The Singing, Dancing Lambs) counts lambies up to 40. Grover offers a gentle introduction to independence in "What Do I Do When I'm Alone?" Set to a terrific jazz beat, "Put Down the Duckie" is just plain fun. Best of all, the tunes are simple, upbeat, memorable, amusing, and often educational.
Is it any good?
Just about everyone's favorite Sesame Street song is included here, from the TV show theme song to Jim Henson (as Ernie) singing "Rubber Duckie," to Prairie Dawn praising the beauty of "Little Things." The album's 20 songs cover a variety of moods and tempos, all with the distinctive stamp of Sesame Street, assuring parents that their kids will be entertained in a way that's creative and instructive.
Explore, discuss, enjoy
Families can talk about how fun music can be and about the different styles of music and how they make you feel.