Everyone Loves to Dance

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Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Upbeat music for movement, imagination, and fun.

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Positive Messages

Positive and uplifting messages about the fun in dancing and pretending, and appreciating life and people.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Encourages kids to move and dance, and realize the importance of being a good listener. "This Little Piggy" is about a piggy who likes to help and share.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Smith's music has been featured on the award-winning PBS Kids show Between the Lions, and that this album is all about the fun and appreciation of music, movement, pretending, and everyday life.

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What's the story?

Award-winning children's musician Aaron Nigel Smith releases his second album, EVERYONE LOVES TO DANCE, a celebration of music and movement that encourages kids to listen ("Simon Says") and pretend ("Let's Pretend"), as well as move, groove, and appreciate life and nature. Ziggy Marley, Kevin Richardson (Backstreet Boys), and Amanda Watkins sing on the album, as well.

Is it any good?

Turn on this album, and preschoolers will be dancing from beginning to end. With hip, upbeat versions of "Simon Says," "Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes," "Muffin Man," and "This Little Piggy," kids will love learning to listen on Everyone Loves to Dance. The 15 songs featured here help kids appreciate music in a way that gets them giggling, pretending, and celebrating life and nature. From the breezy "We are the Fishies" to the imaginative "Let's Pretend," there's no excuse for kids to be bored or sedentary.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the link between TV and music. When you hear music on one of your favorite TV shows, does it make you want to buy that album? Does it make you want to watch a particular show when it has good music? Do you think music makes a TV show more interesting? Why?

  • The song "Let's Pretend" talks about the power of imagination. Do you like to pretend? What kinds of things do you pretend? What kinds of things do you pretend or imagine when you listen to music?

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