Hawaiian Playground

Music review by
Maria Dinoia, Common Sense Media
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Playful Polynesian music for both kids and adults.

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Positive Messages

Portions of the proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to Parents and Children Together Hawaii, an organization that supports healthy individuals, families, and communities.

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Sexy Stuff

None -- athough the music may make you want to book a trip to Hawaii immediately!

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a charming and family-friendly collection of both soothing and upbeat musical recordings from the colorful islands of Hawaii.

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What's the story?

Ukuleles, slide and steel guitars, and enchanting vocals comprise this unique CD of lively Hawaiian music.

Is it any good?

The performances generously explore traditional sounding Hawaiian fare while mixing it up with sounds that have a slightly more modern edge. But either way, you get a real idea for the vastness of the Polynesian heritage. This wonderful little offering will have kids singing along to the "Toad Song" while parents will be wishing they could be on one of the many sandy beaches that graces the beautiful islands. The music is a genuine reflection of a tropical paradise and the rhythm -- reminiscent of hula-ing at a luau -- both soothes and energizes the listener.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about international music in general. What type of music comes from Ireland? What comes out of the Caribbean? How do some of these distinctive stylings compare to American Top 40? How are they different?

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