Rock & Roll Playground

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Super cool collection of classic rock for kids and families.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 2+
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Positive Messages

Good ol' rock n' roll tunes about growing up, enjoying life, and dreaming big!

Positive Role Models & Representations

Exposes kids to different kinds of American music.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a lesson in classic rock 'n' roll for your kiddos, with songs old and new. There's nothing to be concerned about.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2-year-old Written byAlice Luu July 25, 2010
we love it very much.It is usefull
Kid, 8 years old July 18, 2010


hmm songs are iffy because you never know when a messge is gonna POP yah now

What's the story?

Acclaimed music label Putumayo Kids is bringing good ol' rock 'n' roll to little ones everywhere with their album ROCK & ROLL PLAYGOUND. It's a super-cool collection of classic rock and jive tunes with a new twist and new tunes that represent that great American sound. Featuring Grammy winners Bill Harley and Taj Mahal, as well as new favorites, like Dan Zanes, Starfish, Peter Himmelman, Rhythm Child, and Roger Day, this album is a colorful, celebratory ode to rock music.

Is it any good?

Rock & Roll Playground features twelve tracks that commemorate the spirit of early rock 'n' roll, jive, and blues. Kids can shake, rattle, and roll to Zane's bluesy "Let's Shake," while those who wanna jive will love Taj Mahal's "Willie and the Hand Jive." Classics like "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," Rhythm Child's "Oh Susanna," and Uncle Rock's rendition of the Steppenwolf classic "Magic Carpet Ride" will have everyone in the family boppin', rockin', and jivin' to the oldies. Rock and Roll Playground will renew your family's love of America's baby -- rock 'n' roll.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the way rock 'n' roll has changed. These songs reflect the way rock music started. Do you think these tunes sound like rock music today? How are they different? What do you think of when you hear the phrase "rock 'n' roll"? What characteristics do you think make up a rock song?

  • Putumayo Kids has exposed children to all kinds of different music from all over the world. Do you like listening to music from other cultures and genres? What do you like about other music? What do you like about music in this country?

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