Making Silly Faces

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Creative, kid-friendly music that entertains and educates.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

Mini-lessons about protecting the environment, being patient, and being healthy.

Positive messages

Lots of positive messages including trying new foods, practicing patience, and learning to be "green."

Positive role models

"It's Easy Being Green" gives kids easy examples on how to protect the environment, such as turning off lights, buying LED lightbulbs, and using less paper to save a tree.

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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.

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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?

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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.

Families can talk 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?

Music details

Artist:Nick Deysher
Release date:September 6, 2011
Type:Album
Label:In the Nick of Time
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 12 years old September 17, 2011
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sorry but i can not

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Too much swearing

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