What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this CD has no offensive content, but there's also not much content in general. Children's music doesn't get any less sophisticated than the Teletubbies, whose new album encourages kids to do simple exercises along with, apparently, a heck of a lot of giggling.
What's the story?
Oh those silly Teletubbies! This time, accompanied by vigorous dancing-school piano (and is that an oboe/squeegee duet?), the sweet, giggling creatures prance around doing simple exercises led by a friendly narrator. Lyrics are so simple as to sound nonsensical to those unfamiliar with the Teletubbies' M.O., consisting of phrases like \"touch toes\" and a list of G-rated body parts on \"Wash Wash Wash.\" There's no objectionable content, but there's barely any content at all.
Is it any good?
These ditties and their simple instructions might come across better on a DVD, with the visuals intact. But on the CD, we're left with something that sounds silly-with-an-absurdist-twist at best; tedious at worst. You have to really love the Teletubbies to get through GO! EXERCISE WITH THE TELETUBBIES more than once, though it's not hard to imagine older siblings mixing these gentle tracks with some hip-hop beats to create truly extraordinary movement music for their little brothers and sisters.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the importance of moving your body and staying fit. "Wash Wash Wash" gives step-by-step instructions for cleaning yourself up and weird-squeaky sound effects along with the narrator's exclamations of (G-rated) body parts. Can you wash your knees?