A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "MAKE A WAVE" is an extremely wholesome song that encourages kids to engage in selfless acts of kindness that will make the world a better place. It contains absolutely nothing in the way of adult content.
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What's the story?
Make a Wave is the new duet between teen singing star Demi Lovato and JoBros heartthrob Joe Jonas. The two self-proclaimed best friends (who recently went public with their budding romance) recorded the track for the Disney's upcoming movie Oceans-- a film about the world of the sea and all of the things that happen within. Like the movie, the single is meant to promote environmental awareness; to that end, all of the song's lyrics are extremely wholesome and positive, encouraging people to take a global view and help protect the environment for generations to come.
Is it any good?
The musical style of "Make a Wave" adheres to the pop approach in most of the other music made by both Lovato and Jonas -- guaranteeing that the song will appeal to the legions of young fans who admire both artists. While Jonas is a slightly stronger singer than Lovato, both give fine performances here that are strengthened by their truly heartfelt delivery.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how kids can help to take care of the environment in their own communities. What are five practical things kids can do to conserve the natural resources at their disposal?
What are five more things kids can do to help preserve the environment on a national or even global scale?
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