A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Nick Deysher is a highly educated preschool teacher who also happens to be a talented indie musician. His music is creative and positive, and includes non-preachy lessons here and there. Kids won't just get a dose of rock, folk, and country music, but also an education in what it means to be a good person.
What's the story?
Parent's Choice Award Winner, preschool teacher, and highly educated independent kid's musician Nick Deysher covers various genres and kiddie conundrums like picky eating and early rising on MAKING SILLY FACES, while still managing to send positive messages about the environment and good personal hygiene. Making Silly Faces is Deysher's fifth studio album, and includes 13 tracks that are quite the eclectic mix of rap, folk, punk rock, synth-pop, and even a little country.
Is it any good?
Known in some circles as "The Toddler Whisperer" for his ability to connect with young kids, Deysher obviously has a knack for creating music that kids love and actually relate to. There's a wide range of sounds on Making Silly Faces, so there's bound to be several songs that engage your kids. The changing genres certainly keep you guessing and listening and ultimately leave the listener a little bit wiser in the end. Kids will love singing like pirates and mimicking silly faces, and parents will appreciate the music and mini-lessons in every song.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the popular theme of protecting the environment in music today, like in the song "It's Easy Being Green." Does it make you want to change the way you live, such as turning off lights, using less water and paper, or buying different light bulbs, when you hear your favorite artists sing about it?
One song talks about being patient. What does it mean to be patient? How do you practice being patient? When is it hard? How can being patient help you when it comes to school, friends, or family?
For kids who love to learn
Our editors recommend
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.