Run Jump Skip & Sing

Common Sense Media says

Toddlers adore the dinosaur -- and the songs.





What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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This is basically an ad for the TV show.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the traditional and original songs here are short and catchy.

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What's the story?

Ask a room full of young children if they love Barney, and you'll hear a choral \"yes\", if not a resounding cheer. This recording gets kids singing, clapping, and jumping without any prompting.

Is it any good?


RUN-JUMP-SKIP & SING is a combination of traditional and original songs performed by the beloved television characters Barney, Baby Bop, BJ, and the kids' chorus. One 5-year-old fan sang along, performed the appropriate movements to "Ring Around a Rosie" and "Skip to My Lou" (in the "Run & Jump Medley"), and enjoyed recognizing Baby Bop's voice.

The songs are short and catchy, and will maintain the participation and attention of most toddlers. Although the dinosaur's voice may get on your nerves after a few songs, your kid isn't likely to tire of it.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the ideas in the stories. Use your imaginations to make-believe, and think of things you like to do on a rainy day.

Music details

Release date:April 22, 2003
Label:Koch Records
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
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Kid, 11 years old August 30, 2010


Little fact:Ring around the Rosie is about the black death plague. That counts as violence.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models


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