What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Radio Jungle is a standout among children's albums with its simple, smart lyrics that encourage imagination and fun. The music is so good, you'll forget that it's a children's album. Great for preschoolers, young elementary-age, and yes, parents.
What's the story?
The Pop Ups are a Brooklyn duo who've found a niche singing to kids with smart, hip music that's a blend of Caribbean and funky pop with sounds reminiscent of The Beatles and R.E.M. On RADIO JUNGLE, their second family music album, The Pop-Ups sing about kid-friendly concepts to first-rate music that's entertaining without being too childish.
Is it any good?
Radio Jungle takes kids on an adventure through their coloring book, a pop-up city, and a fruit salad feast, with catchy, singable lyrics put to upbeat music that's well-crafted and engaging. "Feelings Change" lets kids get mad, sad, and grrrowl, while "Connect the Stars" reminds us to check out the stunning art in the sky. The music is so interesting that you might forget it's for your kids -- until you realize you're singing about a traveling banana and a box of crayons.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the music on Radio Jungle. How is it different from other children's albums? What do you like or dislike about it?
What's your favorite song on this album? Why? Is it the words that you like, or the music? What instruments do you hear?
"Feelings Change" is about showing your emotions. What can you do if you feel angry, sad, or scared?