A Child's Celebration of Song

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A treasure of kids' music of the past 50 years.





What parents need to know

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the careers of the artists in this collection (including Burl Ives, Judy Garland, and Paul Simon) span three generations. These classics, old and new, are too good to be forgotten, and introducing children to them offers the beginnings of a well-rounded music education.

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What's the story?

Most likely, A CHILD'S CELEBRATION OF SONG will find some parents fondly remembering Danny Kaye's rendition of "The Ugly Duckling" as their kids laugh and learn about accepting others as they are. One 2-year-old loved the silly imagery in "Hey Daddy," as Anne Murray sings about dragons and hippos in the house. "House at Pooh Corner" is sung with sweet simplicity by Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, and the energy of Taj Mahal's "The Banana Boat Song" had a room full of preschoolers grooving to an island beat.

Is it any good?


This CD in the Child's Celebration series features an unbelievable combination of singers, from current star Raffi to Judy Garland. Many songs are sweet and gentle, while several are fun and festive. The album is an opportunity to witness your kids laughing and learning at the same time.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how some of the songs suggest gentle life lessons, such as fitting in, liking yourself, growing up, and using your imagination.

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:October 27, 1992
Label:Music for Little People
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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