A Child's Celebration of Broadway

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Marina Torres-Nemeth, Common Sense Media
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An upbeat collection inspires dancing and singing.

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Positive Messages

All positive messages, including looking for the bright side, being proud of oneself, the value of love, and believing in one's dreams.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that these selections don't represent the standard children's musicals, but they're still appropriate for most young kids. Some under 8 years old won't understand all the lyrics, but most will enjoy the melodies. There are plenty of very positive, confident, and optimistic messages here: looking for the bright side, being proud of oneself, the value of love, and believing in one's dreams.

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What's the story?

The compilation on A CHILD'S CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY represents a number of famous Broadway shows with songs performed by the original casts. Such exposure to America's great heritage of musical theater is wonderful for your children's musical lives. (It may even form the foundation of further musical participation and study.) Kids will especially enjoy "I've Gotta Crow" from Peter Pan and the familiar "Lonely Goatherd" from The Sound of Music. Liner notes list the shows, performers, and composers; unfortunately, they do not offer any story synopsis about the shows. Still, you can use these notes, and this entire recording, as an introduction to more musical theater for your children.

Is it any good?

Although not written specifically for kids, these songs (and the morals they present) are positive and uplifting, containing nothing questionable for young ears. The tunes are easy to learn and the words not too complicated for most young listeners. Singing along with these show-stoppers is not necessarily educational, but it's a great chance for your kids to work out their vocal muscles on songs other than simple children's tunes.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the moral values presented in the songs. When were you proud of yourself? Who do you love and why? What are your dreams?

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