Radio Wayne

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Important kid lessons put to fun, danceable music.

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Educational Value

Great lessons about using your imagination, good manners, and eating healthy foods, as well as learning a little about other languages. 

Positive Messages

Lots of positive messages about being kind, active, and healthy. "You Are What You Eat" is a funny rap about nutrition, and "Say Please" sings about common courtesy to others.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Many songs encourage good habits; "Reading Can Be Fun" reminds kids of the joys of a book that actually has paper (sans technology), "Wash Your Hands" is essential for clean eating, and "Hide and Seek" is a song that celebrates an age-old, fuss-free game.

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Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Emmy-winning funny guy Wayne Brady's album teaches kids all about manners, good behavior, hygiene, and eating vegetables, but in a way that's so fun and danceable that kids may not even realize that they're learning. There's no questionable content.

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What's the story?

Using the premise of a radio show for kids, Wayne Brady is the coolest DJ on the block in his debut children's album, RADIO WAYNE, a cool mix of hip-hop and pop that teaches kids daily life lessons under the pretense of fun, contemporary music and 14 catchy beats.

Is it any good?

If you're tired of nagging your kids to eat their veggies or say "thank you," then DJ Wayne's appealing tunes just might do the trick. Sounding like Will Smith doing a children's album, Radio Wayne offers smooth beats and a fun, kid-friendly twist on each track. Little ones will love the silly oinking and mooing in the Doctor Doolittle classic "Talk to the Animals," while "You Are What You Eat" will have your preschooler rapping about vegetables. This is one album you'll be happy your kids want to listen to again.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about our dependency on media and technology. Do you think we spend too much time staring at a screen? What are some fun activities families can do together to get away from it all?

  • This album teaches about "letting it out" in positive ways such as deep breathing, counting to 10, etc. What are some ways you can "let it out" when you're really mad?

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Music details

For kids who love preschool fun

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