Celebrate Earth

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Earth-friendly, upbeat music encourages kids to be green.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Great messages for kids about loving and protecting the Earth.

Positive role models

Hopefully these songs will encourage kids to be good role models for their friends, in honor of the environment.

Violence & scariness

"Water Conservation" has the lyrics: "animals and fish start to die/...nothing left to drink but the tears we cry."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD has an environmental message that encourages kids to protect the Earth. The songs are educational but never preachy. The sing "Water Conservation" has the lyrics: "animals and fish start to die/...nothing left to drink but the tears we cry."

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What's the story?

CELEBRATE EARTH is the first in a series that delivers an environmental message to kids. In honor of Earth Day and a general spirit about going greener to protect our planet, various artists from Raffi to Jack Pearson have combined their winning talents to encourage kids to turn off the water and take a little time to smell the purple pansies. The album also contains special features for the computer, including a sing-along and profiles of the musicians. Even better, proceeds go to the National Geographic Big Cat Initiative, a program that "supports conservation projects, public awareness and education, and economic incentive efforts to rebuild the habitats and populations of big cats around the world." Listening to music just got a little greener.

Is it any good?

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Kids today are often bombarded with what it means to "be green," and already have a good idea about recycling and "never letting the water run" when they brush their teeth (thanks to Barney). Celebrate Earth takes the important environmental messages we want our kids to learn and embrace, but presents them in a way that's fun and unassuming. The fourteen tracks use easy musicality and simple lyrics to create images for young minds about flowers that really are living and majestic trees bowing to the wind. "Water Conservation" is the only song that pushes the message with the words "animals and fish start to die/...nothing left to drink but the tears we cry." The music and overall tone of the song are upbeat and fun, so it comes across innocently, but honest. And, nighttime becomes sweeter with "Dancing in the Night Sky," a lovely lullaby that celebrates and honors the beauty of another day.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the songs. What do you notice about the music? Is it easy to listen to? Is it too noisy? How do the songs make you feel? Does it make you want to protect the Earth? Name some ways you can do your part to celebrate Earth.

  • This album talks about celebrating Earth. Do you think the increase in media and technology has had a positive or negative impact on the environment? How? How could the Internet help the environment? What about technology when it comes to things we use everyday -- cars, televisions, etc.?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:March 30, 2010
Label:Big Round Records
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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